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Navy Yard First Responders Honored on Capitol Hill



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    WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 16: Emergency vehicles and law enforcement personnel respond to a reported shooting at an entrance to the Washington Navy Yard September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    The men and women who responded to the Washington Navy Yard following a multifatal shooting were honored on Capitol Hill.

    The Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus recognizes those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help victims of a crime. Texas Congressman Ted Poe and California Congressman Jim Costa founded the bipartisan caucus in 2006.

    The D.C. Crisis Team is just one of several groups honored Thursday.

    On Sept. 16, 2013, Aaron Alexis entered Building 197, home to some 3,000 employees, and began shooting.

    Twelve victims died - a body count that police say could have been much higher. Eight others were injured.

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