Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Tested

This morning my thoughts and prayers are with the family, loved ones, and colleagues of the fallen TSA agent -- the agency's first to die in the line of duty.

Yesterday's attack was horrific and it tested us. It's a testament to our city -- and especially to our first responders and airport workers -- that a day that began with this tragic shooting ended with LAX beginning to reopen.

As we approach the holiday travel season, our number one priority is safety. Our commitment is to lead the way in training, tactics, and collaboration with other local, state, and federal agencies. In fact, just weeks ago the Airport Police conducted a drill that was similar to yesterday's incident and they put that training into action.

Let us take this moment to remember those who put their lives on the line to protect us here at home and overseas.

Thank you.