(Washington) A police coffin killed after Donald Trump supporters attacked Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 is an extraordinary tribute to be displayed in Rotunda, a U.S. parliamentary seat in Washington, lawmakers said Friday.
Capitol police said Constable Brian Sicknick, 42, was injured during physical contact with protesters who entered Congress. According to sources in the New York Times, he was allegedly hit in the head with a fire extinguisher.
The policeman who had returned to his quarters then collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was injured the next day. The death of Mr. Siknik, who had served in this police department for 12 years, brought to five, torture in the vicinity of Congress.
“The United States Congress is united in its gratitude and solemn gratitude for the service and sacrifice of Officer Brian Sicknick,” Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Chuck Schumerlo Majority Leader said in a statement Friday.
“His actions during the violent uprising against our capital have helped to save lives, protect our democratic temple and ensure that Congress does not deviate from our duty to the Constitution,” they said. “We have a great right to pay tribute to Officer Siknik with a meditation ceremony.
According to the House Archives website Reverend Billy Graham, civil rights activist Rosa Parks and two other Capitol Hill police officers., Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson, four coffins previously exhibited in Rotunda under the Capitol Tower. , Killed in Congress in 1998 in exchange of fire.
Capital flags were half-mastered in honor of Mr. Sicknick and were honored by the Honorary Guard at the time his remains were transferred from the Morg to the funeral director.