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Brian Sicknick, Capitol Police officer who died from riot accidents, to lie in honor in Rotunda


Flags on the US Capitol fly at half-mast to honor US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, on January 8, 2021, in Washington, DC.

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Brian Sicknick, the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died from injuries sustained in the Jan. 6 pro-Trump riot, will lie in honor within the constructing’s Rotunda, lawmakers introduced Friday.

“The U.S. Congress is united in grief, gratitude and solemn appreciation for the service and sacrifice of Officer Brian Sicknick,” mentioned Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in a joint assertion.

“The heroism of Officer Sicknick and the Capitol Police power through the violent riot towards our Capitol helped save lives, defend the temple of our democracy and be sure that the Congress was not diverted from our obligation to the Structure. His sacrifice reminds us day-after-day of our obligation to our nation and to the folks we serve.”

Sicknick, who served within the New Jersey Air Nationwide Guard earlier than becoming a member of the Capitol Police in 2008, was injured “whereas bodily participating with protesters” and returned to his division workplace, the place he collapsed, Capitol Police mentioned in a earlier statement. He was taken to a hospital, the place he died about 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 7. He was 42.

A ceremonial arrival will happen on Feb. 2 at 9:30 p.m. on the East Entrance of the Capitol, the lawmakers introduced. A viewing will begin shortly after and proceed in a single day. Members of Congress are invited to attend the viewing the following morning, which shall be adopted by a tribute from lawmakers.

Sicknick will then be buried at Arlington Nationwide Cemetery.