Police officers lined a street in Washington D.C. on Sunday to honor a fallen comrade, Officer Brian Sicknick who was murdered while attempting to police the U.S. Capitol during Wednesday’s riots.
Sicknick was struck in the head by a fire extinguisher as he tried to prevent Trump supporters from entering the building, trying to stop Trump supporters from storming in.
Capitol were flown at half staff at the request of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
The pain is too much to bear for this police officer with the US Capital police after the casket with fallen police officer, Brian Sicknick, passed during a funeral procession in Washington, DC on Sunday
A US Capitol Police officer rests her head on the shoulder of a fellow comrade as Sicknick’s hearse passes by
Capitol Hill police line up in preparation for the passing of the funeral hearse for slain Officer Brian Sicknick, who died in the rioting Wednesday
US Capital police stand at attention as the casket with fallen police officer, Brian Sicknick, passes
Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, 42, was killed after a mob of President Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building on Wednesday. Sicknick, a military veteran, was a 12-year member of the force. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
There is beefed up protection in the days before the January 20 Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris with heavy security around US Capitol in aftermath of last week’s rioting
A memorial for Brian Sicknick, U.S. Capitol Police Officer who died from injuries following the U.S. Capitol building siege
Sicknick was a veteran with the armed forces and had served 6 years in the New Jersey Air National Guard, as a leader of the 108th Security Force Squadron.
The Capitol Police said in a statement that Sicknick was injured ‘while physically engaging with protesters.’ During the struggle he was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, two law enforcement officials said.
‘I don’t think Brian had a nasty bone in his body. He just was a good person and wanted the best for everyone around him,’ Chief Master Sgt Lance Endee told Fox 29.
‘When you are told he died such a horrible death, I was very sad about the whole thing. He really optimized the air force core value of service before self,’ Endee said.
Sicknick was from New Jersey. The state’s Governor Phil Murphy released a statement: ‘Officer Sicknick gave his life protecting the United States Capitol, and by extension, our very democracy from violent insurrection.
‘His needless murder at the hands of a mob bent on overthrowing the Constitution he had dedicated his life to upholding is shocking. It is my fervent hope that the rioters whose actions directly contributed to his death are quickly identified and brought to justice.’
Police officers salute as a hearse carrying the body of Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who was killed by rioters Wednesday, passes members of the Capitol and Metropolitan police during a procession on Third Street on Sunday
Anne Seymour, a crime victim advocate, adds a sign at a memorial for Brian Sicknick,the U.S. Capitol Police Officer who died
People pay their respects at a memorial for fallen police officer, Brian Sicknick who was reportedly struck in the head with a fire extinguisher on Wednesday while struggling with the rioters who swarmed through the halls of Congress
A hearse carrying the casket of Brian Sicknick turns onto Constitution Avenue during a police procession on Sunday
A Metropolitan Police officer salutes as a hearse carrying the casket of Brian Sicknick
A makeshift memorial for Officer Sicknick has been set up close to the ground of the U.S. Capitol
The American flag flies at half-staff at the U.S. Capitol after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered the building’s flags be lowered
A GoFundMe page dedicated to Officer Sicknick has raised almost $500,000 for his family.
‘Officer Sicknick joined the United States Capitol Police in July of 2008 and on his most recent assignment he served on the First Responders Unit. Officer Sicknick shared a passion for the outdoors and became a member of the mountain bike unit with Capitol Police, patrolling the grounds daily. His fellow officers remember him as someone they could always count on to be there and also could always bring a smile or laugh to them. Brian also shared a love for dogs as many of us at USCP do,’ the page reads.
‘There are no words to describe the loss of Officer Brian Sicknick. He will forever be remembered for his bravery and service to our country as a member of the military and a United States Capitol Police Officer.’
Sicknick’s death has shaken America as it grapples with how an armed mob could storm the halls of the U.S. Capitol as the presidential election results were being certified, sending hundreds of lawmakers, staff and journalists fleeing for safety.
Videos published online show vastly outnumbered Capitol Police officers trying in vain to stop surging rioters, while other videos show officers not moving to stop rioters in the building.
Police leadership badly miscalculated the threat despite weeks of signals that Wednesday could get violent and they refused Pentagon help three days before the riot, and again as the mob descended.
Under withering criticism, the police chief resigned as have the chief security officers for both the U.S. House and Senate.
Two police officers from the Capitol police stand to attention as the hearse of Sicknick passes by
One police officer, right, was unable to hold many tears as the cortege made its way by. Another officer looked down
Biking officers stand by to salute the hearse and casket off Officer Sicknick as his casket made its way to a funeral home
Metropolitan Police bike officers patrol following a police procession of the hearse carrying the casket of Brian Sicknick
A memorial to honor slain Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick sits just outside the Capitol building
A memorial to honor slain Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick sits on the west side of the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill
Flowers are left as a memorial in the aftermath of rioting at the US Capitol on a newly-erected barrier. The security is part of beefed up protection in the days before the January 20 Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden
Flowers are placed at a memorial at a barrier just outside the Capitol building. Heavy security is now all around US Capitol in aftermath of rioting
People pay their respects at a memorial for fallen police officer, Brian Sicknick in Washington, DC
Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., says she has asked Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. that Sicknick be buried with posthumous honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
‘Officer Sicknick died in the line of duty as a U.S. Capitol Police Officer but did so living up to the oath he swore in the military: to protect and defend the Constitution,’ she said in her request. She got an encouraging early response from the Army.
‘The Office of the Secretary of the Army has received requests on behalf of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, a veteran, and fully supports the request for posthumous special honors and burial at Arlington National Cemetery, ‘ said the official who asked to remain anonymous to discuss internal deliberations.
Sicknick is survived by his parents, Charles and Gladys Sicknick, his brothers Ken and Craig, and his longtime girlfriend, Sandra Garza.
The family asked the public to respect its wishes ‘in not making Brian´s passing a political issue.’
‘Brian is a hero and that is what we would like people to remember,’ the family said.
Officer Sicknick joined the United States Capitol Police in July of 2008 and on his most recent assignment he served on the First Responders Unit
A memorial of signs and flowers for slain Capitol Hill Police Officer Brian Sicknick. The officer shared a passion for the outdoors and became a member of the mountain bike unit with Capitol Police, patrolling the grounds daily
An American flag flies at half-staff above the White House in Washington on Sunday
In this file photo taken on Wednesday, riot police push back a crowd of supporters of US President Donald Trump after they stormed the Capitol building