The cop killed during the Capitol riots was also a President Trump supporter — and his father hopes his death will now help stop “the lunacy” crippling the US.
Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick was pepper-sprayed before he was bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher while tackling fellow Trump supporters who stormed the Senate to stop the confirmation of Joe Biden’s election victory, his father told Reuters.
Ambulance crews resuscitated the New Jersey native twice as he was rushed to a nearby hospital, but Sicknick died the next day — one of five fatalities during the day of disgrace.
“He ended up with a clot on the brain,” his father, Charles Sicknick, told the wire service. “If they had operated on him, he would’ve become a vegetable.”
The cop, a South River native, was himself a Trump supporter, although the President has yet to contact the family, his father said.
Vice President Mike Pence did call the family, however,