Brian Sicknick Wiki – Brian Sicknick Bio
Brian Sicknick was a Trump-supporting U.S. Capitol Police officer and military veteran who has died of injuries suffered during a pro-Trump riot on January 6, 2021, at the Capitol building, authorities say. Sicknick was injured while “physically engaging” with rioters, the U.S. Capitol Police Department said in a statement. He died at 9:30 p.m. on January 7, the department said.
A Twitter account found with Sicknick’s name. It indicates that he was a Donald Trump supporter; the cover photo is Trump’s plane. The account has been temporarily restricted for “unusual activity.” On Facebook, his cover photo is of an American flag.
He was 42 years old.
Brian Sicknick Death
The officer’s death was first reported by Nexstar Media Group reporter Alexandra Limon and The New York Times. The circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear. Nexstar Media Group, which owns several local news stations, reported he was struck in the head with a fire extinguisher and suffered a stroke. Sicknick, 42, was a New Jersey native.
This video of the siege of the Capitol on TikTok is crazy and different than I had seen pic.twitter.com/JXwvKVLjxB
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) January 7, 2021
“Officer Brian D. Sicknick was injured while engaging with protesters Wednesday and returned to his division office, where he collapsed,” NBC News reported.
After reports of the officer’s death circulated, Daily Beast reported that his brother told the outlet Sicknick had not died but that “he was on a ventilator with a blood clot on his brain and that it ‘did not look good.’” According to Limon, he was kept on life support until his family could get to the hospital, but he was then “taken off life support and died.”
According to the Capitol Police, Sicknick’s death will be investigated by the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, the U.S. Capitol Police, and their federal partners.
According to the Daily Beast, Sicknick was also a former Air National Guardsman who served in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Enduring Freedom. Sicknick was from New Jersey and lived in Springfield, Virginia.
He became a police officer after leaving the military.
Sicknick wrote a dozen letters to the editor of the Central New Jersey Home News between 1998 and 2005. In 2000 he wrote, “With the military drastically downsizing, the National Guard and Reserves are called upon more than ever. I understand this may cause a hardship on the employers,” he wrote. “There still are some employers in New Jersey that give guardsmen and reservists a hard time when they have to serve.”
Capitol Police Chief Resigned
Babbitt, pictured above, died after a Capitol Police officer, still not identified, shot and killed her as she tried to climb through a window into the House Speaker’s lobby.
Questions were raised after the mob got into the Capitol as to why Capitol Police were not better prepared and even milled around inside while rioters were occupying offices and running around the Senate floor.
The chief, Steven Sund, announced he would resign after the union head criticized police response, saying officers were “frustrated and demoralized” by it, according to NBC News.
Capitol Attack Victims
According to The Hill, more than 50 officers were injured during the Capitol riots and 15 were hospitalized.
Congress was debating certification of Electoral College votes when a mob breached the Capitol. Some of those inside the Capitol have been identified as pro-Trump supporters and QAnon followers.
There were reports and images of a podium being taken, people were running around the Senate chambers, and a rioter even posed at a dais as another sat at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk.