Capitol Police officer dies of injuries suffered during pro-Trump mob takeover

U.S. Capitol Police hold protesters at gun-point near the House Chamber inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
U.S. Capitol Police hold protesters at gun-point near the House Chamber inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

WASHINGTON – U.S. Capitol Officer Brian D. Sicknick died on Thursday night after he was injured during the mob takeover on Wednesday. He was 42.

Sicknick joined the USCP in July 2008 and he was serving in the department’s first responder unit when he was attacked, according to the USCP.

The Metropolitan Police Department’s homicide detectives will be investigating how he was injured while engaging with rioters. There were 55 other officers injured during the insurrection, police said.

An officer shot Ashli Babbitt, 35, who died at the hospital on Wednesday. The fervent Trump supporter had served in the U.S. Air Force. Officers identified three others who died after suffering medical emergencies as Rosanne Boyland, 34, Benjamin Phillips, 50, and Kevin Greeson, 55.

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