Try to Hold It Together as Policeman Wounded in Shooting Throws First Pitch at Congressional Baseball Game


David Bailey
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Just 36 hours after Capitol Police Officer David Bailey was shot while trying to protect members of Congress during the attack in Alexandria, Virginia, he was back on the field to throw the first pitch at the congressional game. 

In the video above, cheers surround Bailey on as he boldly walks to the mound with the assistance of crutches. After fielding the pitch to Roberto Clemente Jr., he is immediately met with applause from the crowd and hugs from his fellow officers.

The man is rightfully being praised as a hero on Twitter. 

You’re an inspiration to us all, David Bailey. 

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