Brian D. Sicknick, said to be a US Capitol Police officer, died from injuries he received after being allegedly hit in the head by a fire extinguisher during a protest in the US Capital on Wednesday.
On Thursday, January 7, the USCP announced the death of Officer Brian Sicknick after succumbing to his injuries.
The statement said he returned to his division office after physically interacting with protesters and collapsed, and was taken to the hospital.
The statement reads;
The entire USCP Department expresses its sincere condolences for the loss of the family and friends of Officer Sicknick, and mourns the loss of a comrade and colleague.
It was further discovered that in July 2008, Sicknick joined the Capitol Police. Four other individuals were fatally wounded in the Washington, D.C. chaos, where supporters of Pro-Trump easily overtook the police to gain entrance into the building of the Capitol.
The New York Post confirmed that more than 50 Capitol Police and Metropolitan Police Department officers were injured in a riot in DC on Wednesday, January 6.
Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force vet, Kevin Greeson, 55, of Alabama, 50-year-old Benjamin Phillips of Pennsylvania, and 34-year-old Georgia resident Rosanne Boyland were named as the four other people who died in the uprising.