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Biden pays respects to fallen Capitol police officer Sicknick | TheHill – The Hill

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President Biden on Tuesday evening paid respects to the late U.S. Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick, who was fatally wounded in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Biden and first lady Jill BidenJill BidenCapitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick lies in honor in Rotunda Biden pays respects to fallen Capitol police officer Sicknick Michelle Obama thanks Jill Biden for fresh veggies from White House garden she planted MORE arrived at the U.S. Capitol around 10 p.m. Tuesday to pay respects to Sicknick as he lay in honor in the Rotunda. The fallen officer’s remains were transported in an urn to the Rotunda earlier Tuesday evening.

The president and first lady, both wearing face masks, stood before the urn for several moments and put their hands over their hearts. Biden made the sign of the cross. 

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Sicknick was fatally injured in the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6 when a mob of pro-Trump rioters stormed the building in an effort to challenge the presidential election results and counting of the Electoral College votes. The officer was among five individuals who lost their lives as a result of the violence.

Members of Congress will pay their respects to Sicknick Wednesday morning, followed by a tribute featuring remarks House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSchiff lobbying Newsom to be appointed California AG: reports Biden pays respects to fallen Capitol police officer Sicknick Greene’s future on House committees in limbo after GOP meeting MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerCapitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick lies in honor in Rotunda Democrats offer resolution denouncing white supremacists ahead of Trump trial Lobbying world MORE (D-N.Y.). Sicknick’s remains will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Sicknick served in the New Jersey Air National Guard before joining the Capitol Police.

Sicknick is one of only five individuals who have laid in honor in the Rotunda. These include two Capitol police officers, Officer Jacob Chestnut and Detective John Gibson, who were killed in the line of duty in 1998.

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