Ana Hernandez, the widow of TSA agent, Gerardo Hernandez, killed on Friday at the LAX shooting incident is speaking in loving terms of her husband.
Hernandez remembers her husband as a “great man”, loving husband and father, who was proud of what he did.
The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) agent was allegedly shot and killed in Terminal 3 of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23.
Ana Hernandez told reporters outside her home of how she and Gerardo met.
“We met in 1994, I was 16 and he was 19, and we have been together ever since,” she said holding back tears.
The couple got married on Valentine’s day in 1998 and has two children together.
“Gerardo was a great man who always showed love for our family,” Ana Hernandez said, adding that her husband was ready to celebrate his 40th birthday next week.
As reported by The Inquisitr and according to witnesses, Ciancia wanted to know who was a TSA agent, before he started the deadly rampage that left Hernandez dead on Friday.
Gerardo Hernandez and seven others were injured in the attack that forced the terminal to be closed for a number of hours and several flights canceled.
A motive in the LAX shooting that killed Ana Hernandez’s husband Gerardo, has not been disclosed but there is a “manifesto” allegedly written by Ciancia.
In it he lists his grievances against the government and his intentions to kill at least one TSA agent. Ciancia is in the hospital, listed in critical condition after police shot him multiple times at the scene.
TSA administrator John Pistole, visited Ana Hernandez at her home to offer the agency’s condolences and support.
TSA officers are “the first line of defense” in airport security, he said, pledging that the agency would do everything possible to make another tragedy such as Friday’s never happened again.
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“He was always excited to go to work,” Ana Hernandez stated. “He was a joyful person, he took pride in his duty for the American public and for the TSA mission.”
Gerardo Hernandez was the youngest of four brothers. He was born in El Salvador and moved to the United States when he was 15-years-old.
“I’m truly devastated,” Ana Hernandez said. “We are all heartbroken. We will miss him dearly.”
Gerardo Hernandez is the first TSA agent to be killed in the line of duty since the agency was created 12 years ago.
“Gerardo was a great man who always showed his love for our family. He was always there to help anyone in need and always made people laugh with his wonderful sense of humor,” Ana Hernandez said of her slain husband.