WASHINGTON — Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died by the hands of the mob that besieged the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, will lie in honour subsequent week within the constructing’s Rotunda, congressional leaders mentioned Friday.
Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer launched a joint assertion saying: “The heroism of Officer Sicknick and the Capitol Police power in the course of the violent revolt in opposition to our Capitol helped save lives, defend the temple of our democracy and be certain that the Congress was not diverted from our obligation to the Structure. His sacrifice reminds us each day of our obligation to our nation and to the folks we serve.”
Congress will maintain a ceremonial arrival for Sicknick on Tuesday evening, after which a viewing interval might be held in a single day for members of the Capitol Police. Lawmakers pays tribute Wednesday morning earlier than a ceremonial departure for Arlington Nationwide Cemetery, the place Sicknick might be interred.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ceremonies might be open to invited friends solely.
Sicknick, 42, from South River, New Jersey, enlisted within the Nationwide Guard six months after graduating highschool in 1997, deploying to Saudi Arabia after which Kyrgyzstan. He joined the U.S. Capitol Police in 2008.
Through the Capitol siege, as rioters seething over President Donald Trump’s election loss stormed the constructing, Sicknick was hit within the head with a hearth extinguisher. He died the subsequent day.
Of their joint assertion, Pelosi and Schumer mentioned: “On behalf of the Home of Representatives and the Senate, it’s our nice privilege to pay tribute to Officer Sicknick with this lying-in-honour ceremony. Might this ceremony and the data that so many mourn with and pray for them be a consolation to Officer Sicknick’s household throughout this unhappy time.”
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