Capitol police officer honored by alma mater

Capitol police officer honored by alma mater
Posted at 11:35 AM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-26 11:35:26-04

One of the U.S. Capitol Police officers who responded to a shooting during a congressional baseball practice that critically wounded Rep. Steve Scalise is being honored by her alma mater.

The Frederick News-Post reports Hood College awarded Crystal Griner a Hood Presidential Medal of Obligation at a ceremony Saturday.

Griner, who graduated from Hood in 2006, is the first recipient of the new award. She walked on stage with a pair of crutches to a standing ovation from the crowd.

Griner was one of several officers who responded when a heavily armed gunman opened fire at the baseball field where a number of Republican lawmakers and their staffers were practicing for an annual charity baseball game against Democrats.  She was shot in the ankle.