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 his loss with a statement on Twitter.
“Keep Capitol PO Brian Sicknick and his family in your hearts, along with his Capitol Police colleagues. We know our Fed brothers & sisters will move mountains to bring this cop-killer to justice — along w/ every rioter who participated in this despicable attack,
the PBA wrote.
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