Congress honors officers who responded to attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of Congress and the U.S. Capitol Police honored the five officers who responded when a gunman opened fire on lawmakers and others during a June baseball practice.

Source: MGN

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was the most seriously wounded in the attack and was scheduled to speak at the ceremony.

Witnesses said the carnage would have been far worse had officers with the U.S. Capitol Police and Alexandria Police Department not engaged the assailant in a gunfight, eventually killing him.

The officers were presented with the Medal of Honor, the highest honor bestowed by Capitol Police.

The officers recognized are Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner of the U.S. Capitol Police and officers Nicole Battaglia, Alexander Jensen and Kevin Jobe of the Alexandria Police Department.