Police officers lined a street in Washington DC on Sunday to pay tribute to a fallen comrade, Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was murdered trying to monitor the U.S. Capitol during Wednesday's riots.
Sicknick was hit in the head by a fire extinguisher while trying to prevent Trump supporters from entering the building and to prevent Trump supporters from storming in.
At the request of House Spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi, the Capitol was flown with half the staff.
Four days after his tragic death, President Trump has still not reached Sicknick's family, despite Vice President Mike Pence calling to offer condolences, an aide said.
The pain is too great for this cop in the U.S. Capital Police Department after the coffin containing fallen cop Brian Sicknick passed during a funeral procession in Washington, DC on Sunday
A US Capitol cop lays her head on a comrade's shoulder when Sicknick's hearse passes by
Capitol Hill Police are preparing to hand over the hearse for murdered officer Brian Sicknick, who died in the riot on Wednesday
The US Capital police pay attention when the coffin with the fallen police officer Brian Sicknick passes
Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick, 42, was killed after a crowd of President Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday. Sicknick, a military veteran, was a 12-year-old member of the force. (Photo by John Moore / Getty Images)
In the days leading up to the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris with strong security in the U.S. Capitol following last week's riots, protection was reinforced
A memorial to Brian Sicknick, U.S. Capitol Police officer who died of injuries following the siege of the U.S. Capitol
Sicknick was a veteran in the armed forces and had served 6 years in the New Jersey Air National Guard as the leader of the 108th Security Forces Squadron.
Capitol Police said in a statement that Sicknick was injured "while physically engaging with protesters". During the fight, he was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, two police officers said.
“I don't think Brian had a bad bone in his body. He was just a good person and wanted the best for everyone around him, ”Chief Master Sgt Lance Endee told Fox 29.
“When you were told that he died so horribly, I was very sad about the whole thing. He really optimized the core value of serving the Air Force in front of himself, ”Endee said.
Sicknick was from New Jersey. State governor Phil Murphy issued a statement: “Officer Sicknick gave his life to protect the United States Capitol and our democracy from violent insurgency.
& # 39; His needless murder by a mob trying to overthrow the constitution he campaigned for is shocking. I sincerely hope that the rioters whose actions directly contributed to his death will be quickly identified and brought to justice. & # 39;
Police officers greet the hearse with the body of officer Brian D. Sicknick, who was killed by rioters on Wednesday, and pass members of the Capitol and Metropolitan Police Department during a procession on Third Street on Sunday
Anne Seymour, a crime victim attorney, added a plaque to a memorial for Brian Sicknick, the late US Capitol police officer
People pay their respects at a memorial to fallen police officer Brian Sicknick, who was reportedly struck in the head with a fire extinguisher on Wednesday while battling the rioters swarming the convention halls
A hearse carrying Brian Sicknick's coffin turns into Constitution Avenue during a police trial on Sunday
A metropolitan police officer greets the hearse carrying Brian Sicknick's coffin
A makeshift memorial for Officer Sicknick has been erected near the U.S. Capitol
The American flag flies at half-staff in the U.S. Capitol after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered the building's flags to be lowered
A GoFundMe page dedicated to Officer Sicknick raised nearly $ 550,000 for his family.
& # 39; Officer Sicknick joined the United States Capitol Police in July 2008 and was in the First Responders Unit on his last assignment. Officer Sicknick shared a passion for the outdoors and became a member of the mountain bike unit with the Capitol Police, which patrolled the site daily. His colleagues remember him as someone they could always rely on and who could always make them smile or laugh. Brian also shared a love for dogs, as many of us do at USCP, ”the site says.
& # 39; There are no words to describe the loss of Officer Brian Sicknick. He will forever be remembered for his bravery and service to our country as a member of the military and as a police officer for the United States Capitol. & # 39;
Sicknick's death rocked America as it grapples with how an armed mob could storm the halls of the U.S. Capitol when the presidential election results were confirmed. Hundreds of lawmakers, staff and journalists fled to safety.
Videos posted online show a far greater number of Capitol police officers trying unsuccessfully to stop the growing rioters, while other videos show officials failing to stop rioters in the building.
Police leadership miscalculated the threat despite weeks of signals that Wednesday could turn violent and turned down Pentagon aid three days before the uprising and again when the mob descended.
The police chief resigned amid waning criticism, as did the security chiefs of the US House of Representatives and the Senate.
Two police officers from the Capitol Police stand out when Sicknick's hearse passes by
A cop, right, couldn't hold many tears when the troop came by. Another officer looked down
Bicycle officers stand ready to greet Officer Sicknick's hearse and coffin as his coffin found its way to a funeral home
Metropolitan Police bicycle officers patrol after a procession of the hearse carrying Brian Sicknick's coffin
A memorial in honor of the murdered Capitol policeman Brian Sicknick is right in front of the Capitol building
A memorial in honor of the murdered Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick is located on the west side of the US Capitol building on Capitol Hill
Flowers are left on a newly erected barrier as a memorial after the riots in the US Capitol. Security is part of the increased protection in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20
Flowers are placed on a memorial at a barrier in front of the Capitol. After the riots, security measures have been tough throughout the US Capitol
People pay their respects at a memorial to fallen police officer Brian Sicknick in Washington, DC
Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., Says she asked the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, and the Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. to posthumously bury Sicknick honors at the Arlington National Cemetery.
"Officer Sicknick died while serving as a US Capitol police officer, but he kept the oath he had taken in the military: to protect and defend the Constitution," she said in her request. She received an encouraging early response from the army.
"The Office of the Secretary of the Army has received inquiries on behalf of US Capitol veteran Brian D. Sicknick, a veteran, and fully supports the request for posthumous special honors and burials at Arlington National Cemetery," said the official who asked to remain anonymous to discuss internal considerations.
Sicknick is survived by his parents Charles and Gladys Sicknick, his brothers Ken and Craig, and his long-time girlfriend Sandra Garza.
The family urged the public to respect their wishes "so that Brian does not become a political issue".
"Brian is a hero and that's what we want people to remember," said the family.
Officer Sicknick joined the United States Capitol Police in July 2008 and was in the First Responders Unit on his last assignment
A memorial with signs and flowers for the murdered Capitol Hill Police Officer Brian Sicknick. The officer shared a passion for the outdoors and became a member of the mountain bike unit with the Capitol Police who patrolled the grounds daily
An American flag flies at half staff over the White House in Washington on Sunday
In this file photo, taken on Wednesday, riot police are pushing back a crowd of US President Donald Trump's supporters after storming the Capitol
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