Hero Capitol Police officers need ‘Go Fund Me’ accounts for medical expenses

THE SHINBONE STAR

David Bailey is proud of his Brazilian and Jamaican heritage. Crystal Griner was a standout basketball play in college and is a lesbian. Their personal views on politics didn’t prevent them from saving the lives of the lawmakers they were sworn to protect. Photo from the Daily Beast.

It was nothing short of a miracle, and a tragedy, that two Capitol Police officers were safeguarding Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and his fellow lawmakers on June 14 when a gunman opened fire at a practice for a charity baseball game. Officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner successfully held off the gunman while taking fire until Alexandria, Va., police could arrive.

The miracle part is that no one was killed in the rifle vs. handgun shootout, although Scalise, Bailey, Griner and others were wounded. The tragedy part is that while Scalise is getting the best medical care money can buy at a…

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