Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch

Long History Of Security Incidents, Violence At Capitol

Most members of Congress are not given a security detail but Bailey and Griner had been assigned to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise because he in a leadership position.

Tim Kaine introduced the bill Thursday in the Senate, where it passed unanimously.

Capitol Police officer David Bailey - one of the heroes who took out shooter James T. Hodgkinson - opened the Congressional Baseball game with an emotional ceremony.

Scalise was one of four shot by the gunman and is in critical condition after surgery on Wednesday, with more surgeries needed for the Louisiana Republican.

The three Capitol Police officers who immediately returned fire when a gunman attacked a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, are being called heroes.

To everyone's surprise, US Capitol Police Special Agent Daniel Bailey took the mound at this year's Congressional Baseball Game and threw the ceremonial first pitch. "Responsible for the protection of Members of Congress, Officers of Congress, and their families as expanded by statute to the entire United States, its territories and possessions, and the District of Columbia".

Bailey was not shot but was treated for a minor injury and has been released from a hospital.

"Thank god they were there", said Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), who plays on the Democratic baseball team.




Bailey has been a Capitol Hill Police officer since 2008.

Griner finished high school in 2002 and went on to Hood College in Frederick.

Griner and others injured in the shooting were paid a visit by US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Thursday (15 June).

"We are proud of Crystal Griner. for her heroic actions and dedicated service. He said, 'I'm thirsty.' Obviously, you don't know how much fluid he may be losing internally".

"She always struck me as incredibly focused, diligent and professional and ready to meet the mission", he said, adding that the officers' response Wednesday was "brilliant and fearless".

Zachary Barth, a legislative correspondent working for Texas Rep. Roger Williams.

Less was known about Cabrera or his role in the shooting. "But in this case, Officers Griner and Bailey, we saw what's right with America", Williams said. The entertainment show spoke to him at the game.

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