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Capitol Hill Cops Hailed as 'Heroes' Who Prevented a 'Massacre'

17 June, 2017, 11:28 | Author: Melody Ballard
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Griner was shot in the ankle as she and Bailey took down Hodgkinson.

Bailey has been released from the hospital but Griner was still recovering late Wednesday.

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

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania visited the two Capitol Police officers injured in the shooting at a Congressional baseball practice Wednesday and thanked them for their heroism.

"The only chance we had was the Capitol Police", Paul said.

Bailey loves traveling, going to the gym and putting Heinz ketchup on everything, Adams Jones and fraternity brother Leonardo Williams said.

Only members of House and Senate leadership have security details that also travel with them back to their home districts.

Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner, right, walks behind House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, middle, on November 15, 2016.

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"There's usually a Capitol Police officer in a auto in a parking lot several hundred yards away, but no one on near the field like the Scalise detail was", Matt Dinkel, the spokesman for Democrat coach Rep. Mike Doyle told ABC News. We have freedoms that many on this globe wish they would have, and you took those freedoms and tried to take lives. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, sought safety.

At a news conference this morning, Alexandria Police Chief Mike Brown assured residents that the community is safe.

"I ask that we all remember five people in our prayers and thoughts: Matt Mika, David Bailey, Crystal Griner, Zack Barth and Rep. Scalise", Moolenaar said as he opened up Thursday's media call.

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

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.

"We also pray special agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey of the Capitol Police for their heroic deeds that saved so many lives".

Captain Howard said Virginia Capitol Police did not increase security after Wednesday's shooting, but they did monitor the situation closely.

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