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Officials comment on death of police officer after Capitol raid

By: Sarah Ulmer - January 8, 2021

Following the siege of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, it was reported Thursday that a member of the Capitol Police Force passed away from injuries sustained during the protest.

According to the reports, Officer Brian D. Sicknick was injured while holding off protesters on Wednesday. When he returned to his office he collapsed. The Capitol Police Spokeswoman Eva Malecki said in a statement that he was then taken to the hospital where he died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday evening.

Officials have since spoken out about the death of the officer.

My heart is broken for United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick’s family and fellow officers. We owe a…

Posted by Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith on Friday, January 8, 2021

Officer Brian Sicknick was killed while protecting our nation’s Capitol when the violent mobs marched on the Capitol…

Posted by Representative Trent Kelly on Friday, January 8, 2021

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick passed away as a result of injuries he sustained on Wednesday protecting the…

Posted by Congressman Michael Guest on Friday, January 8, 2021


Four other deaths have been reported from the event. The first of which was Air Force Veteran, Ashli Babbitt, who was fatally shot inside the capitol. Three other deaths have been reported as well, caused by the chaos, however their names have not been released.

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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: