Wife of LAX shooting victim: He 'took pride' in TSA mission
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Ana Hernandez, wife of Gerardo Hernandez, victim of the LAX shooting, during a press conference in Porter Ranch, Calif., on Saturday Nov. 2, 2013.
By Becky Bratu, Staff Writer, NBC News
The widow of a Transportation Security Administration agent killed in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport remembered her husband on Saturday as a “great man” who loved his family and took pride in his work.
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This photo released by the Hernandez family Saturday shows Transportation Security Administration officer Gerardo Hernandez. Hernandez, 39.
Ana Hernandez told reporters outside her home that she and her husband, Gerardo I. Hernandez, met as teenagers and got married on Valentine's Day in 1998.
"We met in 1994, I was 16 and he was 19, and we have been together ever since," she said. The couple had two children together.
"Gerardo was a great man who always showed love for our family," Ana Hernandez said, adding that her husband would have turned 40 next week.