The body of the policeman killed at the Capitol will be exhibited in the Rotonde

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National honors. The coffin of the policeman killed after the invasion of Capitol Hill by supporters of Donald Trump on January 6 will be exhibited in the Rotunda of the seat of the US Parliament in Washington, an exceptional tribute, parliamentarians announced Friday, January 29.

Constable Brian Sicknick, 42, was injured during “physical contact with protesters” who broke into Congress, Capitol Police said. He was allegedly hit on the head with a fire extinguisher, according to sources cited by the New York Times. Returned to his quarters, the policeman then collapsed. Taken to the local hospital, he succumbed to his injuries the next day. The death of Brian Sicknick, who worked for 12 years in the police department, brought the toll of violence in Congress to five.

“The US Congress is united in sorrow”

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“The United States Congress is united in sorrow, gratitude and solemn gratitude for the service and sacrifice of Officer Brian Sicknick,” said Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader in the Senate Chuck Schumer, Friday in a statement. His actions “during the violent insurgency against our Capitol helped save lives, defend the temple of our democracy and ensure that Congress is not diverted from our duty to the Constitution,” they added. “We have the great privilege of paying homage to Officer Sicknick with this ceremony” of meditation.

The coffins of four have been on display in the past in the rotunda under the Capitol dome, according to the House Archives website: Reverend Billy Graham, civil rights figure Rosa Parks, and two other Capitol Hill police officers. , Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson, killed in Congress in an exchange of gunfire in 1998.

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The Capitol’s flags had been hoisted in honor of Brian Sicknick, and his remains had been greeted by a hedge of honor as he was transferred from the morgue to the funeral home.

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