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Statement of Chief Matthew R. Verderosa Regarding Shooting Incident in Alexandria, Virginia

June 14, 2017
Press Release
U.S. Capitol Police Response Saved Lives

“I want to commend Special Agents Crystal Griner, David Bailey, and Henry Cabrera for their heroic and appropriate response in protecting the Members and others today during their practice for the Congressional baseball game. 

“I’m grateful that Special Agent Griner is in good condition in the hospital having been shot in the ankle, and Special Agent Bailey was treated and released having sustained a minor injury during the incident. 

“The United States Capitol Police is dedicated to its mission to protect the U.S. Capitol, Members of Congress, staff and the visiting public, and today we saw how our officers’ extensive training and quick response saved lives. 

“I would like to thank our partner law enforcement agencies including the FBI, ATF, U.S. Park Police, Virginia State Police and especially the Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Sheriff‘s Office, and Alexandria Fire Department for their assistance in responding to and investigating this incident.  

“The United States Capitol Police will continue to provide a robust and visible presence across the Capitol Complex, and monitor national and world events to provide the level of security required to protect the U.S. Capitol and Members of Congress.”

 

A joint statement from the FBI, USCP, ATF and Alexandria Police Department may be read here: PDF iconFBI Joint Press Release - Alexandria Shooting 6-14-17.pdf.