Try to Hold It Together as Policeman Wounded in Shooting Throws First Pitch at Congressional Baseball Game
US Capitol Police officer David Bailey, injured in attack, throws the first pitch at the Congressional Baseball Game https://t.co/dw4C44foPD
— CNN (@CNN) June 15, 2017
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.
— Maren (@blsdx7) June 15, 2017
Dear twitter, this man is bravery and courage summed up. Not hashtags and keyboard warriors trying to score political points.
— Tyler Chester (@Saltysrants) June 15, 2017
Anybody wanna know what a hero looks like, just take a good, long look at that man, right there.
— Ana (@afperezb9) June 16, 2017
You’re an inspiration to us all, David Bailey.