A vigil was held by police officers lined up in front of the US Capitol in the early hours of Friday, January 8, to honor a US Capitol Police Officer who died from injuries sustained as Trump loyalists stormed the building on Wednesday.
Noticing several police cars with flashing blue lights and no sirens going off, journalist Mathias Ask recorded a video of the group of police officers “gathering near the street.”
Ask later learned that he had happened upon the vigil of Officer Brian D Sicknick, who died late on January 7, the day after he was injured while “physically engaging with protesters” according to US Capitol Police.
Capitol police said that following the protest, Officer Sicknick “returned to his division office and collapsed.” He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.
Police said the death will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, USCP, and federal agencies.
“The entire USCP Department expresses its deepest sympathies to Officer Sicknick’s family and friends on their loss, and mourns the loss of a friend and colleague,” the department said in a statement. Credit: Mathias Ask via Storyful