Capitol Marks 17 Years Since Fatal Shooting

Capitol Police honor two of their own, who were killed by a gunman while on duty in 1998. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

On a day when Louisiana lawmakers and other members of Congress mourned a fatal shooting in a Lafayette movie theater, Capitol Hill also honored two Capitol Police officers killed by a gunman who charged into the Capitol exactly 17 years ago.

Shots fired at the Document Door. This was some 50 feet from where I was sitting. Two U.S. Capitol Police officers...

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