Stars and Stripes stripes.com 08 Jan, 2021 18:30 am

Police officer who died after Capitol siege was an Air National Guard veteran

Police officer who died after Capitol siege was an Air National Guard veteran
The U.S. Capitol police officer mortally injured during a clash with a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters as they besieged the Capitol Building on Wednesday was a National Guard veteran who had served two overseas tours, military officials said Friday.

Police officer who died after Capitol siege was an Air National Guard veteran Brian Sicknick, a Capitol police officer who died of injuries suffered during the attack by President Donald Trump supporters on the U.Capitol police officer mortally injured during a clash with a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters as they sieged the Capitol Building on Wednesday was a National Guard veteran who had served two overseas tours, military officials said Friday.Capitol police in a statement late Thursday announced his death.Capitol police said his death was under investigation by homicide detectives from the Washington metropolitan police and federal law enforcement.

Sicknick joined the Capitol police in July 2008, according to the police statement.Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force and Air National Guard veteran who served in Iraq, was shot to death by Capitol police during the incident, law enforcement officials said.

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