SP0593, , 128th Maine State Legislature JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING OFFICER DAVID BAILEY, OFFICER CRYSTAL GRINER AND OFFICER HENRY CABRERA OF THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL POLICE
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JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING OFFICER DAVID BAILEY, OFFICER CRYSTAL GRINER AND OFFICER HENRY CABRERA OF THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL POLICE WHEREAS, more than 2,100 officers and civilians work for the United States Capitol Police in the District of Columbia; and
WHEREAS, the United States Capitol Police force is tasked with protecting the members, employees, visitors and facilities of the United States Congress; and
WHEREAS, the jurisdiction of the United States Capitol Police also includes providing security outside of Washington, D.C. when required for members of the United States Congress; and
WHEREAS, on June 13, 2017, the Republican team holding a practice session for the annual Congressional Baseball Game at a field in Alexandria, Virginia was attacked by a gunman, who wounded 5 persons including the United States House of Representatives, Representative Majority Whip Stephen Scalise; and
WHEREAS, 3 officers of the United States Capitol Police, David Bailey, Crystal Griner and Henry Cabrera, immediately returned fire; and WHEREAS, Officers Bailey and Griner rushed at the gunman, despite receiving wounds and, with Officer Cabrera, continued to fire; and WHEREAS, after a 10-minute shootout, the gunman was shot and killed by the officers; and WHEREAS, were it not for the presence of Officers Bailey, Griner and Cabrera, many lives would have been lost; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to recognize Officer David Bailey, Officer Crystal Griner and Officer Henry Cabrera of the United States Capitol Police for their bravery and their disregard for their personal safety, which led to their heroic response to this tragic event.
SP0593, LR 2398, item 1, Session - 128th Maine Legislature, page 1