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US Capitol Police Officer is Dead After Being Injured During Pro-Trump Riots

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Police have confirmed one officer has died following the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

What We Know:

  • On Thursday, U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, 42, died from his injuries following the pro-Trump riot. Sicknick is now the fifth person to die in relation to the devastating attack on democracy that took place Wednesday at the Capitol Building.
  • According to NBC News, Sicknick was injured while physically engaging with rioters. When he returned to his division office, he collapsed and was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died Thursday at about 9:30 pm.
  • Sicknick served in the Air National Guard and later joined the force in July 2008. He was a part of the department’s First Responders Unit. His death will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington’s homicide department, the U.S. Capitol Police, and their federal partners.
  • CNN reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ordered the flags at the Capitol Building be lowered to half-staff in honor of Sicknick’s passing. The flag atop the White House had not been lowered as of mid-morning today, but the White House issued a statement about his death.
“Anytime a member of law enforcement dies in the line of duty it is a solemn reminder to us all that they run toward danger to maintain peace. The President and the entire Administration extend our prayers to Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick’s family as we all grieve the loss of this American hero,” deputy press secretary Judd Deere said.
We send our deepest condolences to Sicknick’s family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.

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