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TSA officers pay tribute to fallen comrade at LAX

TSA honor guard Brandy Richards carries the U.S. Honor Flag as it arrives at Los Angeles International Airport in memory of slain TSA agent Gerardo Hernandez on Nov. 6, in Los Angeles. The flag will be used at Hernandez's upcoming funeral services. Brad Graverson / The Daily Breeze pool via Getty Images
A TSA officer wipes her eyes as an honor guard escorts a U.S. National Honors Flag. David McNew / Getty Images

By Jonathan Lloyd, NBCLosAngeles.com

A U.S. flag arrived at Los Angeles International Airport aboard a flight from Texas on Wednesday as part of a ceremony to honor a Transportation Security Administration officer killed when a gunman opened fire inside an airport terminal.

Gerardo Hernandez is the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty. Investigators say he was shot at point-blank range on Friday in an attack authorities said specifically targeted an agency employee.

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LAX Airport Police officer Tom Dye passes the U.S. Honor Flag to TSA honor guard Brandy Richards as it arrives at Los Angeles International Airport in memory of slain TSA agent Gerardo Hernandez. Brad Graverson / The Daily Breeze pool via AP
Bagpipe players march through Terminal 4 at LAX with the U.S. Honor Flag as it arrives at the airport. Brad Graverson / The Daily Breeze pool via Getty Images
Travelers watch as honor guards escort a U.S. National Honors Flag during a ceremony to memorialize TSA agent Gerardo Hernandez. David McNew / Getty Images
American Airlines Captain Kriss Kliegle carries the U.S. Honor Flag off the plane as it arrives at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday. Brad Graverson / The Daily Breeze pool via AP

Read more about last week's shooting at LAX.