Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick might lie in honor within the Capitol Rotunda in Washington after sacrificing his life within the line of responsibility attempting to fend off rioters who breached the constructing earlier this week.
Fox News has discovered that officers are making the choice accessible to the late officer’s household.
Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after Wednesday’s riot, might lie in honor throughout the Capitol Rotunda after sacrificing his life within the line of responsibility whereas attempting to fend off rioters who breached the constructing earlier this week.
(United States Capitol Police)
Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., mentioned Sicknick was a resident of his congressional district and earned honors via a profession within the navy and legislation enforcement.
“Officer Brian Sicknick, my constituent, was 42 years old, a military veteran who served in the US Capitol Police for 12 years,” he mentioned in a press release. “He made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting those trapped in the Capitol amid a violent assault on our democracy itself. He deserves to lie in state.”
Sicknick joined the Capitol Police in 2008 and was a member of its First Responders Unit. He was injured throughout a bodily altercation with rioters who breached the Capitol Building Wednesday and collapsed after returning to his division workplace, authorities mentioned.
He was taken to a hospital, the place he died Thursday evening.
Authorities from a number of companies are investigating Sicknick’s demise as a murder, in line with a press release from the Capitol Police.
Lawmakers paid tribute to Sicknick and his colleagues, who saved them protected when protesters stormed the constructing and breached the Senate chamber and members’ workplaces. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered flags on the Capitol to be flown at half-staff to honor him.
“The sacrifice of Officer Sicknick reminds us of our obligation to those we serve: to protect our country from all threats foreign and domestic,” Pelosi, D-Calif., mentioned in a statement. “May it be a comfort to Officer Sicknick’s family that so many mourn with and pray for them at this sad time.”
“He was a true hero,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted Thursday night. “Yesterday’s terrorist attack was a horrific assault on our democracy. Every terrorist needs to be fully prosecuted.”
At least 4 different folks died in reference to Wednesday’s chaos, together with an Air Force veteran who police mentioned an officer shot at a barricaded door within the Capitol and three individuals who suffered medical emergencies.
Following the chaos, Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund introduced his resignation.
Six U.S. Capitol Police officers have died within the line of responsibility — three whereas defending the Capitol itself.
Officer Jacob Chestnut and Detective John Gibson died in July 1998 after a gunman barged into the constructing. They have been the primary officers to die defending the Capitol. Chestnut and Gibson lay in honor just a few days later within the Capitol Rotunda.
Lying in honor primarily appears the identical as mendacity in state — however it’s one ceremonial degree decrease.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.