Rep. Slotkin Seeks Arlington National Cemetery Burial for Capitol Police Officer

Rep. Slotkin Seeks Arlington National Cemetery Burial for Capitol Police Officer


Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) is asking military leaders to allow U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Sicknick, 42, who served in the National Guard and had worked for the Capitol Police since 2008, died a day after he interacted with rioters who stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday.

“Today, I spoke with Army Secretary [Ryan] McCarthy, CJCS Gen. [Mark] Milley, and Air Force Chief of Staff General CQ Brown to ask that U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, a veteran, be given posthumous special honors and burial at Arlington National Cemetery,” Slotkin posted on Twitter.

“Officer Sicknick died in the line of duty as a U.S. Capitol Police Officer but did so living up to the oath he swore in the military: to protect and defend the Constitution. He has paid the ultimate sacrifice & he & his family should be recognized

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