One of the U.S. Capitol Police officers injured while defending members of Congress during a shooting at a baseball field is a gregarious gym-goer and hard worker who adores his mother, his friends say.
Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey are widely credited with averting a massacre when James T. Hodgkinson opened fire where Republican congressmen were gathered to practice for a charity baseball game against their Democratic counterparts.
President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, about the shooting in Alexandria, Va. where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., and others, where shot during a Congressional baseball practice.
They were on the scene as part of Scalise's Capitol Police protective detail.
According to Verderosa, Griner was shot in the ankle and is in good condition in the hospital.More news: White House, Pentagon to take regionwide approach in new Afghan war plan
Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner, right, walks behind House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, middle, on November 15, 2016. Griner and Dyar married in 2015.
'She epitomized what being a hero's all about'.
Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence also praised Griner and Bailey in a June 16 speech he made in Miami. He's from Brazil and graduated from North Carolina Central University in 2007. Bailey was treated and released after sustaining a minor wound.More news: President says Sessions did 'very good job,' comments on Mueller rumors
Bailey loves traveling, going to the gym and putting Heinz ketchup on everything, Adams Jones and fraternity brother Leonardo Williams said. "He said, 'I'm thirsty.' Obviously, you don't know how much fluid he may be losing internally". "If I'm a hero, then every police officer in the world is a hero".
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"God puts us in places for a reason", Bailey said when asked about the luck of he and his fellow officers being there. The entertainment show spoke to him at the game.