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Congressmen at baseball shooting credit 'heroic behavior' Capitol Hill police

17 June, 2017, 11:24 | Author: Simon Thompson

For a few minutes that seemed like ages, only Bailey, Cabrera and Griner fended off Hodgkinson as he took potshots at members of Congress, also hitting a guest and a congressional aide. Bailey sustained a minor injury and has already been released following treatment.

Griner and fellow Special Agent David Bailey were both wounded but they rushed towards the gunman and are being credited with saving untold lives.

Brooks said he took off his belt and he and another congressman applied a tourniquet to try to slow the bleeding.

President Trump and First Lady Melania visited the officers injured during the shooting at a Congressional baseball practice this week and thanked them for their heroism.

"The only chance we had was the Capitol Police", Paul said. "After several shots, Scalise's personal security detail returned fire". "They have great, great courage".

Griner is not on social media, but one of her friends applauded her efforts and says that her quick thinking and move to action is no surprise.

Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Illinois, told ABC News he saw "the bravery of the two capitol police officers that engaged the shooter that saved the lives of every single person there". Jeff Flake, R-Arizona; Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida; and Rep. "Because it could happen here just as easily as it happened in Alexandria yesterday morning".


"Crystal and David have been family to us for years, and we ask that you continue to pray for their full recovery".

So are we, and add this week's Durham Grit Award to his accolades.

Matt Mika, who works as a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was also injured and is in critical condition, his family said in a statement.

"The United States Capitol Police is dedicated to its mission to protect the U.S. Capitol, members of Congress, staff and the visiting public", Verderosa said.

"There will be those who will talk about what's wrong with America but in this case, Officers Griner and Bailey, we saw what's right with America", the Texas Republican said.

Fleischmann had been on the field with his back to the shooter when the rampage began, and dove into the dugout, huddling in place until the shots stopped.

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