US President Joe Biden on Tuesday evening paid tribute to Police Officer Brian Secnick. He died of wounds sustained when supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol on January 6.
Sicknick’s body is in good condition on the Capitol, a rare honor usually reserved for the greats of politics. The box was placed under the iconic dome of the Washington Parliament building he helped protect. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Party Chairman Chuck Schumer announced Friday that Sicknick will be shown in the Capitol.
The party started at 9:30 pm, after which Sicknick’s colleagues from the Capitol Police were able to greet their deceased colleague. He thanked his closest relatives Pelosi and Schumer for “granting this historic honor to our fallen American hero.” “We also want to show our appreciation to the millions of people who have supported and sympathized with us during this difficult time. The family said knowing that our personal tragedy and loss is common throughout our country gives us hope for recovery.
Sicknick, who was later buried in Arlington National Military Cemetery, died a day after a violent storm of injuries sustained in the riot. The police do not yet know who fatally wounded him.