The remains of Police Officer Brian Siknik in the Washington Capitol are being seen at dawn on Wednesday (3). Agent killed during Attack on United States Congress on 6 January By supporters of then President Donald Trump. Current president Joe Biden and first lady Jill attend the tribute.
The remains of the policeman will be displayed in the Capitol Rotunda, a tribute paid in rare exceptions. Still on Wednesday, members of Siknik’s family and Members of Parliament will say goodbye to the police. After the ceremony, the body of the policeman will proceed to burial.
Joe and Jill Biden while paying tribute to the dead policeman at a ceremony this Wednesday (3). – Photo: Erin Shuff / Pool via REUTERS
During the formal recognition of Trump’s electoral defeat for Democratic Joe Biden, on January 6, agent Brian Siknik, who faced protests in congressional corridors, suffered a head injury from a fire extinguisher. All 5 died in the attack..
According to the House of Representatives website, only four others were exposed in the Capitol Rotunda: civil rights icon, Rev. Billy Graham; Rosa Parks and two other Capitol officers, Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson, were killed during the 1998 shelling at the building.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered the flag to be raised in honor of Sikkic.
US Capitol Policeman Brian Siknik, who was killed in a raid at the US Congress headquarters on January 7, 2021 – Photo: Capitol Police via AP
Brian Siknik has been a Capitol police officer since 2008 and was beaten to death by Trump supporters. Siknik, a native of South River, New Jersey, served in the National Air Guard in his state and his family says working in a police career was his big dream.
After suffering a head injury from a fire extinguisher, he returned to his division base, where he passed out and was transferred to the hospital, where he died the next day.