Peyton Manning Visits Police Involved in Chattanooga Mass Shooting

by Antoinette Bueno 7:45 AM PDT, July 21, 2015
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Aside from being a stellar athlete, Peyton Manning is a class act off the field as well.

The 39-year-old Denver Broncos quarterback recently visited police and military personnel in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at the site of Thursday's mass shooting. The tragic shooting at a military recruitment center resulted in the death of four Marines and one Navy sailor. The gunman later died in a gunfight with law enforcement.

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The tragedy hit especially close to Manning, given that he attended the University of Tennessee. Lending his support, Peyton posed for photos with police officers at the Naval Marine Corps Reserve Center on Saturday.

"Thank you for stopping by and for your support Peyton Manning," Chattanooga Police tweeted on Sunday.

Manning is just coming off his big win at the ESPYs on Wednesday in Los Angeles, when he won the award for Best Record-Breaking Performance. Last October, he broke the NFL's all-time touchdown record, which was previous held by Brett Favre.

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Check out Peyton showing his sense of humor last August, when he and his brother, Eli Manning, tried their hand at rapping for a DIRECTV commercial.