Jose Luis Magana / APCapitol Police and demonstrators clash Wednesday at the Capitol. The Capitol Police announced Sunday that a second officer who was on duty during the confrontation has died. (Jose Luis Magana / AP)
A second member of the U.S. Capitol Police who was on duty during Wednesday’s chaotic incursion has died.
The Capitol Police announced the second death in its ranks with a sparse statement issued Sunday.
“The United States Capitol Police is deeply saddened by the off-duty death on January 9, 2021, of Officer Howard Liebengood, age 51. He was assigned to the Senate Division, and has been with the Department since April 2005. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and colleagues,” the statement said.
“We ask that his family, and other USCP officers’ and their families’ privacy be respected during this profoundly difficult time,” the statement said.