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A Capitol Police officer dies from injuries sustained during the pro-Trump rampage

A Capitol Police officer dies from injuries sustained during the pro-Trump rampage.

A US Capitol police officer died Thursday night from wounds sustained when he clashed with a pro-Trump gang that had descended on the Capitol the previous day.

Capitol Police said in a statement that Officer Brian D. Sekenik died around 9:30 pm on Thursday. He has been with the agency since 2008.

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A Capitol Police officer dies from injuries sustained during the pro-Trump rampage
A Capitol Police officer dies from injuries sustained during the pro-Trump rampage

According to the agency’s statement, Mr. Seknik was responding to the riots on Wednesday and “was injured while physically interacting with the protesters,

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although officials did not immediately clarify the nature of his injuries or how he interacted with the crowd. After being wounded, Mr. Seknik returned to his department’s office, collapsed, and was rushed to hospital.

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A Capitol Police officer dies from injuries sustained during the pro-Trump rampage
A Capitol Police officer dies from injuries sustained during the pro-Trump rampage

The death is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, the US Capitol Police and their federal partners.

“Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the US Capitol and was injured while physically interacting with the protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he died. The wounded.”

A Capitol Police officer dies from injuries sustained during the pro-Trump rampage

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Sicknick joined the Capitol Police in July 2008, and most recently served in the department’s First Responders Unit.

“The entire USCP Department expresses its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Sicknick for their loss, and mourns the loss of a friend and colleague,” Capitol Police said.

And Sknik is the fifth person to die as a result of Wednesday’s rebellion. A woman was shot and killed by the Capitol Police when a crowd stormed the building and three others suffered medical emergencies resulting in death.

A Capitol Police officer dies from injuries sustained during the pro-Trump rampage

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Shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday EST, hundreds of pro-Trump protesters pushed through the roadblocks set up along the perimeter of the Capitol Building, where they clashed with fully-dressed officers in riot gear, and some described the officers as “traitors” for doing their job.

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