Brian Sicknick Biography — Wiki
Brian Sicknick is identified as the Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick who was killed in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington after sacrificing his life in the line of duty trying to fend off rioters who breached the building earlier this week. Fox News has learned that officials are making the option available to the late officer’s family.
Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., said Sicknick was a resident of his congressional district and earned honors through a career in the military and law enforcement.
Brian Sicknick Age
Brian Sicknick was 42 years old at the time of death.
Brian Sicknick Early Life, Education, Family
Sicknick is the youngest of three sons, was from South River, New Jersey. He graduated in 1997 from Middlesex County Technical Vocational High School and joined the New Jersey Air National Guard that year.
Sicknick deployed to Saudi Arabia in 1999 in support of Operation Southern Watch. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he served in Kyrgyzstan in support of the war in Afghanistan. While stateside, Sicknick served in the 108th Air Refueling Wing out of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, his brother, Ken Sicknick, said.
Brian Sicknick Career and Services
Sicknick was honorably discharged in 2003, according to Lt. Col. Barbara Brown, a spokeswoman for the New Jersey National Guard.
Sicknick “wanted to be a police officer his entire life,” Ken Sicknick said. He “served his country honorably” and made his family “very proud,” Sicknicksaid. “Brian is a hero and that is what we would like people to remember.”
Public records indicate Sicknick currently lived in Springfield, Virginia.
Officer Brian Sicknick, my constituent, was 42 years old, a military veteran who served in the US Capitol Police for 12 years. He made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting those trapped in the Capitol amid a violent assault on our democracy itself. He deserves to lie in state. pic.twitter.com/CnyiUiP90c
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) January 8, 2021
Obituary: What happened to officer Brian Sicknick?
Brian Sicknick died Thursday after he was injured in a pro-Trump riot, the fifth person to die in relation to Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol building. Three people died from medical emergencies on Capitol grounds Wednesday, and one woman, identified as Ashli Babbitt, was fatally shot by a Capitol Police officer.
Sicknick died “due to injuries sustained while on duty,” U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement. On Wednesday, he “was injured while physically engaging with protesters,” police said. He returned to his division office and collapsed, then was taken to a local hospital where he died around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Sicknick was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, according to two law enforcement officials who spoke to the Associated Press.
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.
Update: What we know so far
U.S. Capitol Police said Sicknick’s death will be investigated by the homicide branch of the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department. Any criminal charges related to Sicknick’s death will be federal because the events leading up to it happened on federal property, an official with knowledge of the matter said.