Capitol Police officer dies after being hit in the head with a fire extinguisher during DC riots during Wednesday’s riot in the US Capital.
The USCP confirmed the death of Officer Brian Sicknick on Thursday, January 7, after he succumbed to injuries. After physically engaging with protesters, the statement said he returned to his division office, collapsed, and was taken to the hospital.
“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.”
It was further learned that Sicknick joined the Capitol Police in July 2008. Four other people were fatally injured in the mayhem in Washington, D.C., where Pro-Trump supporters easily overtook police to gain entry into the Capitol building.
New York Post reported that over 50 officers with Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department were injured during Wednesday, January 6, riot in DC.
The four other people who died in the insurrection have been identified as Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force vet, Kevin Greeson, 55, Alabama, 50-year-old Benjamin Phillips of Pennsylvania, and 34-year-old Georgia resident Rosanne Boyland. Here