Women on social media are swooning over David Bailey, the Capitol Police Officer whose heroism saved many lives when James T Hodgkinson opened fire during a Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Tuesday.
Bailey and fellow Capitol Officer Crystal Griner were assigned to guard Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) because he is the House Majority Leader.
Bailey and Griner were shot and wounded as they rushed onto the field to return fire after Hodgkinson began firing at the Congressman and their aides.
Lawmakers praised Bailey and Griner for their heroism and courage. “Had they not been there, it would have been a massacre,” U.S. Senator Rand Paul, (R-Ky.) told MSNBC News.
Both Bailey and Griner are expected to fully recover from their injuries.
Bailey's swarthy good looks attracted female admirers who flocked to his private social media pages. One reader emailed Sandrarose.com to ask for more information on the tall, dark and handsome hero.
According to Heavy.com, Bailey, 32, Bailey is a 9-year veteran of the U.S. Capitol Police. He is a 2007 graduate of North Carolina Central University. The school’s yearbook lists him as former president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and a member of the homecoming royal court.
5-foot-9 Griner is a 2006 graduate of Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, where she played on the women's basketball team. She was on the honor roll for 4 years at Mount Hebron High School and was a member of the National Honor Society, French Club, Spanish Club and Quad-A. She was a varsity athlete on her high school basketball team.