Capitol policeman should lie in honor of rotunda

“United States Congress is united in grief, gratitude, and solemn appreciation for the service and sacrifice of Officer Brian Sicknick … On behalf of the House and Senate, it is our great privilege to pay tribute to Officer Sicknick with this lie. said Pelosi and Schumer in a joint statement.

According to the announcement, Sicknick will be in the Capitol’s rotunda from Tuesday evening. US Capitol Police viewing time begins at 10 p.m. A congressional tribute will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday morning before Sicknick’s funeral.

The announcement comes with the support of legislators and the US Capitol Police so that Sicknick receives the posthumous honor. Sicknick was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher during the riot and later died in a hospital.

“The heroism of Officer Sicknick and the Capitol Police during the violent uprising against our Capitol helped save lives, defend the temple of our democracy, and ensure Congress was not distracted from our constitutional duty,” Pelosi and said Schumer in their joint statement. “His sacrifice reminds us every day of our obligation to our country and the people we serve.”

Lying in the state is usually reserved for government officials, but Sicknick will be the fifth private individual to be honored. according to the architect of the Capitol. Jacob Joseph Chestnut and John Michael Gibson, two Capitol police officers, were the first private individuals to be honored in 1998.

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