Barrasso and Cheney honor fallen Capitol Police Officer

WASHINGTON, D.C — Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was honored Tuesday night. His remains were brought to the Capitol Rotunda to lie in honor. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Officer Sicknick died of injuries sustained during the siege at the Capitol on Jan. 6. He was 42.

President Biden and First Lady, Dr. Biden, along with other lawmakers and Capitol Officers paid their respects.

Senator John Barrasso and Rep. Liz Cheney shared their condolences on Wednesday. Barrasso said in a tweet, “Today we honor the life, courage, and sacrifice of fallen United States Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Thank you for defending us. Thank you for defending the Capitol. Thank you for defending our Democracy. You will never be forgotten.”

Cheney shared a similar sentiment, tweeting, “Officer Sicknick is an American hero who was tragically killed in the line of duty while defending democracy on January 6th. Please join me in continuing to pray for his family.”

Both Cheney and Barrasso were present at the Capitol on Jan. 6 during the siege. two other officers died by suicide following the attacks. In January the F.B.I said it would investigate Officer Sicknick’s death.

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