The father of slain Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick is talking out, saying that he hopes his son’s killing on the Capitol riots will cease the “lunacy.”
“I’m supposed to die first,” stated Charles Sicknick, 81. “Not my son.”
In an interview with Reuters, the surviving Sicknick stated that turning into a Capitol Police Officer was the achievement of a lifelong dream for his son, Brian.
“He loved his job,” Sicknick stated. “I’ll never get over this.”
Brian Sicknick died last Thursday at age 42, a day after he was injured whereas defending the U.S. Capitol from the violent mob that stormed the constructing after President Donald Trump delivered a speech encouraging supporters to disrupt the certification of Joe Biden’s election win.
Sicknick was reportedly bludgeoned with a hearth extinguisher, in accordance with The New York Times and The Associated Press, citing two regulation enforcement officers. A statement by the Capitol Police stated he was injured and collapsed after returning to his workplace.
The elder Sicknick stated that his son died due to a blood clot in his mind and that “if they had operated on him, he would’ve become a vegetable.”
Sicknick’s first task was to guard President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration and although he was a supporter of Trump, his father stated, “he simply obtained alongside actual effectively with everyone as a result of he was a gentleman.”
“If any good comes out of my son’s death, I just hope that it stops all the lunacy that’s been going on in this country,” his father said.
Sicknick said he received condolence calls Friday from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Pence. Biden called fallen Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick’s brother Sunday, according to two Biden officials. Trump has yet to reach out to the family as of Sunday night.
Tim Fitzsimons is a reporter for NBC News.