Lesbian Police Officer Hailed a Hero After Virginia Shooting

Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner was one of two officers wounded when a gunman opened fire on a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., where Republican lawmakers were practicing for a charity game.

Griner, who was shot in the ankle, and officer David Bailey, who sustained minor injuries, were working as part of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s security detail. Both officers have been released from the hospital, and Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said Griner is now in “good condition.”




Image: Steve Scalise arrives for a Special GOP Leadership Election on Capitol Hill in Washington

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, second from left, arrives for a Special GOP Leadership Election on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 15, 2016. Crystal Griner, right, walks behind Scalise.