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    Brian Sicknick wanted to be a police officer “his entire life.” The South River, New Jersey, native joined the New Jersey Air National Guard as a means to that end. He served in post-9/11 Operations Enduring Freedom and Desert Shield, and worked as an SP for the 108th Air Refueling Wing at New Jersey’s Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. But, at just 42 years old, he was killed defending the country’s pillar of democracy when a pro-Trump mob tried to overtake the Capitol building on Wednesday. “Brian is a hero and that is what we would like people to remember,” his older brother, Ken Sicknick, said in a statement to The Daily Beast. “Many details regarding Wednesday’s events and the direct causes of Brian's injuries remain unknown and our family asks the public and the press to respect our wishes in not making Brian's passing a political issue.” Sicknick, the youngest...
    The 42-year-old U.S. Capitol police officer killed in Wednesday's riots is a military veteran from New Jersey. Brian Sicknick was injured while physically engaging with protestors during the riot and collapsed when he returned to his division office, the Capitol Police said. He died the following day, they said. Sicknick graduated from Middlesex County Vocational Technical High School in East Brunswick in 1997, according to a 1998 article in Central New Jersey Home News published in Heavy.com. U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick embodied the selfless spirit of his native state, giving his life to protect...Posted by Governor Phil Murphy on Friday, January 8, 2021** ALSO SEE: NJ Rioter, 28, Confesses To Taking Part In Capitol Ambush In Viral TV Interview ** He lived in Virginia and served as an Air National Guardsman in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Enduring Freedom, his brother told the Daily Beast. Keep Capitol PO Brian Sicknick and...
    More On: DC Protests 2021 Pennsylvania teacher suspended for attending DC protests Air Force vet fatally shot in Capitol was ‘bananas’ over Trump: grandfather Trump, Rudy Giuliani and Don Jr. may be charged over Capitol siege, DC AG says Horrifying video shows Capitol cop getting crushed by Trump supporters House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday ordered flags lowered to half-staff at the Capitol to honor US Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick. Sicknick, 42, died Thursday after he was reportedly bludgeoned Wednesday with a fire extinguisher as President Trump’s supporters broke in to the building in a failed attempt to scrap certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. “I have ordered the flags at the Capitol lowered to half-staff in Officer Sicknick’s honor,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) said.  “The sacrifice of Officer Sicknick reminds us of our obligation to those we serve: to protect our country from all threats foreign and domestic.  May...
    SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A U.S. Capitol police officer was killed when a riotous mob attacked the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday. The officer has been identified as Brian Sicknick, of South Brunswick, New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy released a statement Friday, saying, “United States Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick embodied the selfless spirit of his native state.” “Officer Sicknick gave his life protecting the United States Capitol, and by extension, our very democracy, from violent insurrection,” Murphy went on to say. “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.” U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick embodied the selfless spirit of his native state, giving his life to protect our democracy from...
    WASHINGTON (WABC) -- The Capitol Police officer who died overnight from injuries sustained during Wednesday's riot in Washington, DC, is originally from New Jersey.Brian Sicknic grew up in South River and most recently lived in Springfield, Virginia.The 42-year-old appears to have graduated from Middlesex County Vocational Technical High School in East Brunswick in 1997.He wrote numerous pieces about veterans and military affairs for the local Home News Tribune newspaper, which covers Middlesex County.Sicknick had been with the Capitol Police since July 2008."After a day of fighting for his life, he passed away a hero," his brother told ABC News. "I would like to thank all of his brothers and sisters in law enforcement for the incredible compassion and support they have shown my family. My family and I hope that our privacy can be respected as we grieve. Thank you." The U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement that Officer...
    Police officers gathered with their vehicles in front of the Capitol Building to honor Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died due to injuries sustained while physically engaging with rioters Wednesday, numerous sources reported. Red and blue squad car lights flashed in the dark as officers lined the streets in front of the Capitol where pro-Trump rioters stormed in the day prior, paying tribute to Sicknick, who was announced dead Thursday night, video shared by WUSA9 reporter Mike Valerie showed.  Stunning >> MULTITUDE of officers line the front of the Capitol in silence, honoring fallen US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick… Rest In Peace#breaking @WUSA9 @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/swKVbSKcQe — Mike Valerio (@MikevWUSA) January 8, 2021 The scene in Washington, DC right now as police line up outside the Capitol to honor Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after being injured in Wednesday’s riot…pic.twitter.com/fqlNipivI9 — Jason Fechner (@jasonfechner) January 8, 2021 ...
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    WASHINGTON (AP/WJZ) — Capitol Police officer has died after he sustained injuries during the riot at the U.S. Capitol Thursday. Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away around 9:30 p.m. Thursday due to injuries sustained while on-duty. According to a statement from police, he was responding the the riots when he was struck in the head by insurrectionists. He returned to his office where he collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital but later died from his injuries. BREAKING: United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty. He was responding to the riots at the Capitol when he was injured by rioters/domestic terrorists. He had returned to his office when he collapsed. pic.twitter.com/WqSxUpINbz — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) January 8, 2021 There was some confusion around the officer’s death. Two lawmakers, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and Congressman Dean Phillips of Minnesota tweeted...
    Trump supporters broke into the Capitol around 1pm on Wednesday, and clashed with officers in riot gear. Over 50 people have been injured and some have been tragically killed, including police officer Sicknick who died on duty. 3Officer Sicknick died yesterday at 9.30pm Read our US Politics live blog for the latest news on Donald Trump Who was Brian D. Sicknick? Brian D. Sicknick was a U.S. Capitol Police officer and military veteran who died from injuries suffered during a pro-Trump riot on January 6, 2021. CBS News reported that he was a 15-year veteran of the force and died at 40-years-old. How did he die in the Capitol? Officer Brian D. Sicknick was fatally hurt in a clash with MAGA rioters on Wednesday and returned to his division office where he later collapsed. The officer was then taken to a nearby hospital where he was placed on life support, according to...
    More On: DC Protests 2021 FBI releases photo of person accused of placing two explosives amid DC riots Jet threat: Texas woman flew on private plane to join DC riots Ex-U.N. Ambassador calls Trump disappointing since election Trump’s assistant secretary for mental health quits after DC riots The US Capitol Police officer who died in the DC riots was a President Trump supporter from New Jersey who served in the military — including a deployment to the Middle East — before joining the force. Brian Sicknick, 42, died Thursday, a day after collapsing when he returned to his division office following the attack on the Capitol, according to the USCP, which said he was injured “while physically engaging with protesters.” Two sources told The New York Times that the officer, who joined the department, had been struck with a fire extinguisher. The New York City Police Benevolent Associated mourned...
    Brian Sicknick has been identified as the United States Capitol Police officer who was killed after being injured in riots as supporters of Donald Trump took over the building on Wednesday. The department issued a statement noting that Sicknick, who was a 12-year veteran of the department and served in its first responder’s unit, had died on Thursday evening from injuries sustained while on duty the day before. They reported that he had been injured during a scuffle with the rioters. “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. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries,” the statement read. “The death of Officer Sicknick will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, the USCP, and our federal partners.”...
    CAPITOL Police officer Brian Sicknick, who was injured on Wednesday when Trump supporters rioted at the Capitol, died on Thursday night. Sicknick was hurt in a clash with protesters and returned to his division office, where he collapsed, police said in a statement. Read our US Politics live blog for the latest news as the US Capitol building is put into lockdown 9A Capitol Police officer was reportedly struck by a rioter with a fire extinguisher The officer was taken to a nearby hospital where he died of his injures around 9:30pm. A rioter assaulted the officer with the extinguisher, a source told NewsNation on Thursday. Earlier on Thursday, CNN mistakenly reported based on three sources that the officer had already died. 9Police officers attempt to push back a pro-Trump mob trying to storm the CapitolCredit: Getty Images However, Capitol Police union chairman Gus Papathanasiou told a...
    Getty Capitol Police officers sweep the grounds of the U.S. Capitol building on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. Brian Sicknick was a U.S. Capitol Police officer who has died of injuries suffered during a pro-Trump riot on January 7, 2021, at the Capitol building, authorities say. Sicknick was injured while “physically engaging” with rioters, the U.S. Capitol Police Department said in a statement. He died at 9:30 p.m. on January 8, the department said. The officer’s death was first reported by by WGN-TV and The New York Times. The circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear. WGN reported he was struck in the head with a fire extinguisher and suffered a stroke. After reports of the officer’s death circulated, Daily Beast reported that he had not died but that he was on a ventilator with a blood clot on the brain and “it did not look good.” The...
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