Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick died Thursday night “due to injuries sustained while on-duty,” Capitol Police said in a statement. He was reportedly hit in the head with a fire extinguisher. The injured Capitol Cop was taken to a local hospital but died from injuries he suffered during the riot. He was a veteran and war critic. U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick served in the New Jersey Air National Guard and joined the Capitol Police in 2008. This is the fifth fatality.
In his social media accounts, Officer Brian Sicknick appeared as a Trump-supporting U.S. Capitol Police officer, but he was never really active on both platforms. There were no tweets since 2019 and his first Facebook cover picture was published in July 2019.
The three other victims who died during the riots:
- Benjamin Phillips, a 50-year-old Pennsylvania man
- Rosanne Boylan, a 34-year-old Georgia woman
- Kevin Greeson, a 55-year-old from Alabama
Phillips, Boyland and Greeson suffered medical emergencies.