LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration officer killed by a rampaging gunman at Los Angeles International Airport is being honored at the place where he died.
Gerardo Hernandez was remembered Wednesday by TSA officers, police officers and others who lined the airport walkways.
An honor guard and bagpipers escorted a special U.S. honor flag flown in from Texas. The flag will be used at Hernandez's funeral.
A motorcade circled the airport's main road twice.
Hernandez is the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty. The 39-year-old father of two was shot in an attack Friday that wounded two others TSA officers and at least one bystander.
The alleged gunman, Paul Ciancia, was wounded by airport police and remains hospitalized. Authorities say he was targeting TSA employees.
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