Paying tribute to brave Capitol Police officers who may have averted a mass shooting

Two Capitol police officers put themselves in the line of fire, potentially saving dozens of lives.
1:45 | 06/16/17

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Funny tonight here or persons of the week and it wasn't even close. The US capitol police keeping lawmakers safe since 1828. At eight cordons of police and soldiers that brought about the capitol and the president appeared it was president FDR the US was about to declare war in 1941. At all these years later the are still keeping our nation's capital city. This week at that ball field she. Three officers were their two of them wounded crystal griner and David B Lee steel saving so many lives. The heroes are that police officers. Do. Who attacked the student. And in doing so five probably. Save many many lives. Crystal griner was there to protect congressman Steve's the least because he's part of the house leadership. She was shot in the ankle but she seemed good condition tonight. She's a graduate of wood college in Maryland a basketball star number eleven. Making her nation proud this week David Bailey graduated from North Carolina Central University with a passion for public safety. He's been with the capitol police for nearly a decade he was hit by shrapnel. Congressman took Fleischman of Tennessee one of the lawmakers there. I want the American people to know that but for the fact. The capitol police who returned fire and protected us it would have been a lot more people severely and they fought back even though they were wounded it's correct. Last night that player on the field Democrats and Republicans. And then the honor of the first pitch but we do one of those officers. Officer being. Innovation. They came from that crowd. From this country. And so we choose those officers I'm David nor I hope to see you on Monday could.

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