Two U.S. Capitol Police special agents are being honored for their heroism with the 2017 John J. Duffy Memorial Award from the National Council of Investigation and Security Services, or NCISS.
Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey are being recognized for their actions June 14 when they stopped a shooter, saving the life of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and other members of Congress at a softball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.
The awards will be presented March 20 at the NCISS annual Hit the Hill Luncheon in Washington, D.C.
The award is named for Duffy, co-founder of the Davenport-based Per Mar Security Services, who served as the first president of NCISS.
The award is the council’s highest honor, and is given every other year to a person or entity outside the NCISS membership, who is being honored for their specific service, heroism or other exemplary deed. This year's honorees were selected by past recipients.
"Special Agents Griner and Bailey are true heroes and I can't think of more deserving individuals to get the award named for my grandfather," said Brad Duffy, president of Per Mar's Security Officer Services and 1st vice president of NCISS.