The two U.S. Capitol Police officers and three Alexandria Police Department officers who jumped into action when a gunman opened fire at a Congressional baseball practice in Virginia last June were honored Sunday with a prestigious "Officer of the Year" award, reports Fox News.

Photo: IACP/Twitter

Photo: IACP/Twitter

Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey received the award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police for putting their lives on the line after a gunman shot and critically injured Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise.

Alexandria Police Department Officers Kevin Jobe, Nicole Battaglia, and Alexander Jensen were also honored with the prestigious award.

"Special Agents Griner's and Bailey's selection as officer of the year along with the 3 officers from the Alexandria Police Department is a significant honor from the law enforcement community and is a testament to their heroism on June 14," said USCP Chief Matt Verderosa about the honor. "The Department, and I as their Chief, are tremendously proud of all of them and congratulate them."

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