Who is Brian D. Sicknick? Brian D. Sicknick Bio/Wiki
Brian D. Sicknick used to be a U.S. Capitol Police officer and military veteran who died during a pro-Trump riot on January 6, 2021, from injuries sustained. CBS News reported that he was a member of the police for 15 years and died.
In a clash with MAGA rioters on Wednesday, Officer Brian D. Sicknick was fatally wounded and returned to his division office, where he later collapsed.
He was 40 years old.
Death Cause Details (killed at Capitol Building)
According to Capitol Police union chairman Gus Papathanasiou, the officer was then transported to a local hospital where he was put on life support.
The US Capitol Police said earlier today that he died of his injuries at about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday. Before being put on life support, CBS News announced that Sicknick had suffered a stroke.
On behalf of the residents of the District of Columbia, our thoughts & prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick.
May he Rest In Peace, and we work tirelessly to honor his service to the Congress and our nation.
— Muriel Bowser (@MurielBowser) January 8, 2021
The initial incident which caused the injuries, however, is still unconfirmed. In addition to entering the chambers of the House and Senate, which forced members of Congress to hide, Trump supporters targeted police The US Police Capitol said yesterday: “with metal pipes, discharged chemical irritants, and took up other weapons against our officers,”
The protests were in response to legislators certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
On Thursday, one source told NewsNation that officer Sicknick was attacked by a rioter with a fire extinguisher. The New York Times confirmed that the extinguisher struck him as well. Another official told the Times, however, that a “chemical agent” may have contributed to his injuries.
A statement about the officer’s death was issued by the US Capitol Police.
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— Harford Sheriff (@Harford_Sheriff) January 8, 2021
They’ve said: “At approximately 9:30 p.m. this evening (January 7, 2021), United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty.
“Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed.”
Later, the US Capitol Police added: “The death of Officer Sicknick will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, the USCP, and our federal partners.
“Officer Sicknick joined the USCP in July 2008 and most recently served in the Department’s First Responder’s Unit. The entire USCP Department expresses its deepest sympathies to Officer Sicknick’s family and friends on their loss, and mourns the loss of a friend and colleague.”
United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away due injuries sustained responding to riots at the U.S. Capitol.
We mourn this tragic loss and send our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and members of the U.S. Capitol Police. pic.twitter.com/YaPUMWOQsP
— PGSheriffsOffice (@PGSheriff_PIO) January 8, 2021