Friday, 18 August, 2017

Trump Visits Heroic Capitol Police Officer And Her Wife

Gunman attacks GOP lawmakers Greg Nash
Craig Ferguson | 17 June, 2017, 11:28

Before the game started, a Capitol Police Officer who was injured after running onto the field as shots were being fired on Wednesday, David Bailey, threw out the first pitch to Roberto Clemente Jr.

The shooter has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old IL man who had in recent months been living out of his vehicle in the Alexandria area.

Griner and Bailey were widely praised on Twitter for their role in preventing a massacre on the baseball field.

Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond, a close friend of Scalise's and fellow member from Louisiana, said he told Speaker Paul D. Ryan recently that he had concerns about the safety of members "and the thought that violence would come to our family next". After trotting around the warning track to the first base dugout, the horse delivered that ball to Joe Torre, Major League Baseball's Chief Baseball Officer. I Look up and there's a man with a gun.

Bailey has worked as a Capitol police officer for more than nine years, according to his LinkedIn page.

"What unspeakable evil. I'm praying that Representative Scalise, these courageous officers, and everyone else affected will be ok".

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Paul said Scalise's security detail exchanged fire with the active shooter. "Had they not been there, it would've been a massacre..."

"We could hear bullets hitting the metal fence and thuds", Moolenaar said.

"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". Chuck Fleischmann, who witnessed the incident. "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".

- Matt Mika, former aide to Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., who said Mika is a graduate of Adrian College and a former baseball player who worked as a volunteer at Wednesday's practice to help the congressional team get ready for the game. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona; Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida; and Rep. "He said, "OK, thanks" and turned around".

In this photo provided by Ken Branson/MasterMIND Productions, Capitol Police Officer David Bailey in Cary, N.C., August 6, 2016. Both are expected to survive.

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

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