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Officer who graduated from NCCU honored for actions following VA park shooting

Posted July 4

— A Washington, D.C., group on Tuesday gave a commendation to a North Carolina Central University graduate for his actions during a shooting at a baseball diamond last month that injured a congressman.

The D.C. Society Sons of the American Revolution presented David Bailey with the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal for the June 14 shooting that injured Rep. Steve Scalise. Bailey, a member of the U.S. Capitol Police was also injured.

Bailey and another officer were awarded the commendation during a ceremony in D.C. on Tuesday.

James T. Hodgkinson, of Illinois, was identified as the attacker that injured Scalise and others. Hodgkinson was shot and killed during a confrontation with authorities that morning.

Bailey graduated from NCCU in 2007.

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  • Casey Savelli Jul 4, 3:43 p.m.
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    bless his heart ... he's coat pocket wasn't even unstitched yet!! :) Love it! True Heroes!!!

  • Clarence Drumgoole Jul 4, 10:52 a.m.
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    Luv Good News!