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Brian Sicknick, Capitol Police officer who died from riot injuries, to lie in honor in Rotunda

Sicknick will then be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politi...njuries-lie-n1256242

Brian Sicknick, the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died from injuries sustained in the Jan. 6 pro-Trump riot, will lie in honor in the building's Rotunda, lawmakers announced Friday.

“The U.S. Congress is united in grief, gratitude and solemn appreciation for the service and sacrifice of Officer Brian Sicknick,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in a joint statement.

“The heroism of Officer Sicknick and the Capitol Police force during the violent insurrection against our Capitol helped save lives, defend the temple of our democracy and ensure that the Congress was not diverted from our duty to the Constitution. His sacrifice reminds us every day of our obligation to our country and to the people we serve.”

Sicknick, who served in the New Jersey Air National Guard before joining the Capitol Police in 2008, was injured "while physically engaging with protesters" and returned to his division office, where he collapsed, Capitol Police said in a previous statement. He was taken to a hospital, where he died about 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 7. He was 42.

A ceremonial arrival will take place on Feb. 2 at 9:30 p.m. on the East Front of the Capitol, the lawmakers announced. A viewing will start shortly after and continue overnight. Members of Congress are invited to attend the viewing the next morning, which will be followed by a tribute from lawmakers.

Sicknick will then be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

“The family of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick thanks the Congressional leadership for bestowing this historic honor on our fallen American hero," said a statement from Sicknick's family released by a Capitol Police spokeswoman. "We also wish to express our appreciation to the millions of people who have offered their support and sympathies during this difficult time. Knowing our personal tragedy and loss is shared by our nation brings hope for healing.”

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/0...-woman-trampled.html

As 34-year-old Rosanne Boyland lay dying on the steps of the Capitol on Jan. 6 after being crushed by a mob, fellow rioters were charging over her to attack police officers with crutches, a hockey stick and pepper spray, new police body camera footage shows.

Video obtained by The Times provides a previously unpublished view of the brutal fight between rioters and officers at a central entryway on the west side of the Capitol — the same one that President Biden used to descend to his inauguration ceremony two weeks later.

The footage shows how rioters, in their effort to attack the police, trampled on Ms. Boyland even as her friend, Justin Winchell, shouted that she was dying and needed help.

Federal prosecutors in Detroit played the video at a Jan. 25 court hearing in the case of Michael Joseph Foy, a Michigan man accused of attacking the officers with a hockey stick. The U.S. attorney’s office in Detroit provided the one minute and 20 second clip to The Times.

The footage appears to come from the body camera worn by one of four Metropolitan Police officers dragged out of the doorway and beaten by rioters during the hourslong battle. It begins at 4:26 p.m., just as officers have managed to push the mob out of the doorway. Inside, rioters had packed together in a dangerous crush in their attempt to force their way through the police and into the Capitol.

Seconds into the video, as rioters tumble over one another, a voice can be heard shouting, “Save her!”



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