Airforce Veteran and Police Officer Killed During Insurrection of Capi
5 people total were killed in the violent and wild United States Capitol raid amongst President Donald Trump supporters on January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died after fighting with pro-Trump rioters. Sicknick died on January 7. Ashli Babbitt, 35, also died during the U.S. Capitol raids. Babbitt was shot in the neck while she was trying to climb into a broken window to gain further access into the U.S. Capitol during the siege, NBC News reports. A unidentified police officer killed Babbitt.
Babbitt served 12 years in the Air Force, Air Force Reserves, and Air National Guard as a Security Forces Controller and had the enlisted rank of Senior Airman. Sicknick also served in the United States military as a Airforce National Guard soldier.
President Trump held a rally to contest the presidential election results and ordered the 30,000 member crowd to go to the Capitol building. Once at the Capitol, the Trump supporters got out of control and began throwing objects, bull dosing through police, and eventually penetrating the doors and windows of the Capitol gaining entry.
Sicknick was at the U.S. Capitol preventing President Trump supporters from entering the building. A ruthless mob pulled Sicknick into the crowd and began to beat him, he was even hit in the head with a metal flag pole. Sicknick was able to escape and returned to his division office, where he collapsed.
Sicknick was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and died. The murder of Sicknick will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch and federal authorities.
Sicknick joined the police department in July 2008.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered a statement saying: