U.S. Capitol Police officer dies after attack on Congress

Source: Politico | January 8, 2021 | Marianne Levine and Sarah Ferris

Four other people died during Wednesday’s siege of the Capitol, including a 35-year-old woman who was shot inside the Capitol.

A U.S. Capitol Police officer has died after engaging with rioters in Wednesday’s violent insurrection.

“Brian D. Sicknick passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty,” the U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement late Thursday. “He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.”

Sicknick had served in the USCP since 2008 and was recently in the First Responders’ Unit.

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More than 50 law enforcement officials were injured and several were hospitalized, USCP said earlier Thursday.

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Sicknick was initially in critical condition when reports of his death surfaced. But USCP confirmed in a statement that he died Thursday at about 9:30 p.m. USCP, the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch and federal law enforcement will investigate Sicknick’s death.

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