Capitol police has confirmed the death of a police officer Officer Brian Sicknick on Thursday January 7, after he succumbed to injuries. Making the number of deaths from the Capitol riot to be 5.
A statement was released by the Capitol Police saying Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away Thursday night “due to injuries sustained while on-duty.”
Officer Sicknick was injured while physically engaging with the rioters and collapsed after returning to his division office. “He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries,” the Capitol Police statement said.
“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,” Capitol Police added.
His death is now being investigated
Officer Sicknick joined the USCP in July 2008, and most recently served in the Department’s First Responder’s Unit.
The four other people who died in the riot have been identified as Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force vet, Kevin Greeson, 55, of Alabama, 50-year-old Benjamin Phillips of Pennsylvania, and 34-year-old Georgia resident Rosanne Boyland.
Several DC Metropolitan Police officers were also injured during the uprising, police Chief Robert Contee said. One officer had significant facial injuries from being struck by a projectile, and another officer was hospitalized after being pepper-sprayed.
Metro Police made 80 arrests related to unrest this week in downtown DC, including 68 arrests Wednesday night, according to a mayor’s spokeswoman. Most were for violations of the mayor’s 6 p.m. curfew.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.
Share this ArticleLike this article? Email it to a friend!