WASHINGTON D.C. — It was a solemn day of remembrance in the nation’s Capital Wednesday as Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick lied in honor in the Capitol Rotunda.
“We gather today united in grief, gratitude and solemn appreciation for the service and sacrifice of Officer Brian Sicknick,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Sicknick died after Capitol Police said he engaged with rioters during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last month.
Sicknick, age 42, served 12 years with the Capitol Police Department.
He was a National Guard veteran and a New Jersey native.
“That Brian and his family were made to pay such a high price for his devoted service in the Capitol was a senseless tragedy,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. “One that we are still grappling with.”
Tributes for Sicknick extended outside the walls of the Rotunda and on to the Senate floor.
“In the face of lawlessness, Brian Sicknick paid the ultimate price,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Sicknick arrived at the Rotunda Tuesday night and shortly after, President Biden paid his respects.
Sicknick was taken in a ceremonial departure to Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday for his final resting place.
There haven’t been many details released yet about what exactly caused Sicknick’s death after he engaged with rioters.
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