Crime & Justice

Somber silence in LAX terminal on anniversary of shooting

Transportation Security Administration personnel take part in a formal ceremony of remembrance on the third anniversary of a shooting rampage that killed a TSA officer and wounded others at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Officers, travelers and others at the airport observed a moment of silence at 9:20 a.m. to honor TSA agent Officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed on Nov. 1, 2013. Paul Ciancia, 26, has pleaded guilty to murder and 10 other charges, and is scheduled to be sentenced to life in prison on Monday, Nov. 7.
Transportation Security Administration personnel take part in a formal ceremony of remembrance on the third anniversary of a shooting rampage that killed a TSA officer and wounded others at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Officers, travelers and others at the airport observed a moment of silence at 9:20 a.m. to honor TSA agent Officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed on Nov. 1, 2013. Paul Ciancia, 26, has pleaded guilty to murder and 10 other charges, and is scheduled to be sentenced to life in prison on Monday, Nov. 7.
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Transportation Security Administration personnel take part in a formal ceremony of remembrance on the third anniversary of a shooting rampage that killed a TSA officer and wounded others at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Officers, travelers and others at the airport observed a moment of silence at 9:20 a.m. to honor TSA agent Officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed on Nov. 1, 2013. Paul Ciancia, 26, has pleaded guilty to murder and 10 other charges, and is scheduled to be sentenced to life in prison on Monday, Nov. 7.
Transportation Security Administration personnel and travelers pause for a moment of silence at 9:20 a.m. on the third anniversary of a shooting rampage that killed a TSA officer and wounded others at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday Nov. 1, 2016. TSA agent Officer Gerardo Hernandez who was killed on Nov. 1, 2013. Paul Ciancia, 26, has pleaded guilty to murder and 10 other charges, and is scheduled to be sentenced to life in prison on Monday, Nov. 7.
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Transportation Security Administration personnel take part in a formal ceremony of remembrance on the third anniversary of a shooting rampage that killed a TSA officer and wounded others at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Officers, travelers and others at the airport observed a moment of silence at 9:20 a.m. to honor TSA agent Officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed on Nov. 1, 2013. Paul Ciancia, 26, has pleaded guilty to murder and 10 other charges, and is scheduled to be sentenced to life in prison on Monday, Nov. 7.
TSA agent Gerardo Hernandez, killed Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 in a shooting at LAX.
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Transportation Security Administration personnel take part in a formal ceremony of remembrance on the third anniversary of a shooting rampage that killed a TSA officer and wounded others at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Officers, travelers and others at the airport observed a moment of silence at 9:20 a.m. to honor TSA agent Officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed on Nov. 1, 2013. Paul Ciancia, 26, has pleaded guilty to murder and 10 other charges, and is scheduled to be sentenced to life in prison on Monday, Nov. 7.
Transportation Security Administration personnel and travelers pass a memorial wreath after a formal ceremony of remembrance on the third anniversary of a shooting rampage that killed a TSA officer and wounded others at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Officers, travelers and others at the airport observed a moment of silence at 9:20 a.m. to honor TSA agent Officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed on Nov. 1, 2013. Paul Ciancia, 26, has pleaded guilty to murder and 10 other charges, and is scheduled to be sentenced to life in prison on Monday, Nov. 7.
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A normally bustling terminal at Los Angeles went briefly silent Tuesday in remembrance of the third anniversary of a shooting rampage that killed a security officer.

Transportation and Security Administration officers and others in Terminal 3 observed a moment of silence to honor TSA agent Officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed on Nov. 1, 2013.

Travelers and TSA agents bowed their heads as a color guard carried a flag near the scene of the shooting. One agent wiped tears from her face.

Twenty-six-year-old Paul Ciancia has pleaded guilty to murder and 10 other charges. He's scheduled to be sentenced to life in prison Monday.

Tuesday's quiet reflection was about as different as possible from the sheer chaos of three years ago, when Ciancia entered a terminal looking to shoot TSA agents. In addition to Hernandez, he shot and wounded two other agents.