Last Thursday was a scary day for many House Republicans as a crazed shooter opened fire on them at a congressional baseball practice.
Without hesitation, Capitol Police Officer David Bailey rushed in to try and neutralize the shooter, but was injured in the process.
On Thursday, Bailey managed to bounce back and threw the first pitch at the Congressional Baseball Game at National Park.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) June 16, 2017
Conservative Tribune reports:
Bailey, along with fellow Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner, are credited with saving the lives of majority whip Steve Scalise and other Republican lawmakers involved in the horrific shooting in which a gunman opened fire on them at a practice baseball field on Wednesday in Alexandra.
On crutches, Bailey made his out to the mound at start of the game. After handing off one crutch to officers standing nearby, he wound up and threw the pitch as the crowd roared with applause and shouts of support.
Sen. Rand Paul credited Bailey and other officers for their rapid response.
“Our lives were saved by the Capitol Police,” he said. “Had they not been there I think it would have been a massacre.”
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued the following tweet:
Thank you Krystal Griner & David Bailey for your service & bravery today.
Rand Paul: It would've been a massacre if not for Capitol Police.
— Rex Tilllerson (@RexTilllerson) June 14, 2017
House Speaker Paul Ryan also credited Bailey for his heroism.
“It is clear to me, based on various eyewitness accounts that without these two heroes — Agent Bailey and Agent Griner — many lives would have been lost,” he said.
Bailey is a true American hero and deserves all of the recognition that he is receiving.