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Rep. Loudermilk and Chief Receive Capitol Police Medal of Merit

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Washington, June 14, 2019 | comments
Two-years ago, on June 14, 2017, a man driven by political divisiveness opened fire on Republican Congressmen and staff members, as they practiced for their annual baseball game for charity in Alexandria, Virginia. This week, the United States Capitol Police honored those who were on the field that day with the Medal of Merit.
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Two-years ago, on June 14, 2017, a man driven by political divisiveness opened fire on Republican Congressmen and staff members, as they practiced for their annual baseball game for charity in Alexandria, Virginia. This week, the United States Capitol Police honored those who were on the field that day with the Medal of Merit.

The Medal of Merit is the U.S. Capitol Police’s highest honor, and was awarded to those who were on the field who responded with bravery and aided the wounded during the shooting.


“There were many acts of courage at the field that day, from law enforcement, our teammates, and others. This recognition brought back so many emotions I haven’t felt for a while,” said Rep. Barry Loudermilk. “My Chief of Staff, Rob Adkerson, and I are extremely humbled to receive the Capitol Police Medal of Merit, and we will never forget the officers who placed their lives on the line to protect us.”


“Thankfully, those on the field who were shot that day, survived - a true blessing,” said Rep. Loudermilk. “Events like this change us forever; but, it is important for us to be here and to show the world that we will not let an act of evil deter us.”


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