Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch

Austin Daniel
June 17, 2017

All week, people have been chattering about the fact that the only reason there was not a massacre is that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (La.) was attending practice - and leadership gets police protection.

Capitol Police Officer David Bailey hugging former Major League Baseball player Joe Torre.

Capitol Police Officer David Bailey, wounded in yesterday's attack, throws out the first pitch at the Congressional Baseball Game.

Griner and Special Agent David Bailey engaged the gunman and shot him dead.

"She is unbelievable, and she's a hero", said retired Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine. Both also said he adored his mother, whom he helped care for after a recent surgery, according to Adams Jones.

Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, but his vital signs have "stabilized" two days after being shot during a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, hospital officials announced Friday.

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"How fortunate we were that they were on the scene because their lives would have probably been lost", Pelosi told members of Congress gathered in the Capitol Building "I want us to remember that every single day the Capitol Police protects all of us, takes risk for us". A Capitol Police officer, he and other officers exchanged fire with the suspected shooter, James Hodgkinson, who later died at a hospital.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, told ABC News he was in the batting cage when he heard an isolated gunshot.

"These folks are heroes", said Tennessee Rep.

Bailey loves traveling, going to the gym and putting Heinz ketchup on everything, Adams Jones and fraternity brother Leonardo Williams said. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, sought safety. "They have great, great courage". You're not on Facebook, Crystal, but I'm honored to know you. "Fortunately, he's a good guy", Brooks said of a Capitol Police officer.

Rep. Roger Williams, a Texas Republican who witnessed the shooting and whose legislative aide was shot, said he and his family will be "forever grateful" that the officers prevented what could have easily been 25 deaths or more.

Reaction is coming in from Washington D-C to Jefferson City following the shooting at a ball field in Alexandria, Virginia Wednesday morning.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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