Slain police officer Brian Sicknick lies in honor at US Capitol

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Fallen Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick’s remains arrived at the US Capitol Tuesday night, where he laid in honor after being killed in the violent insurrection that claimed his life on Jan.6

Sicknick’s family, his law enforcement colleagues and senior congressional members including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer stood at the top of steps of Capitol Hill as the slain officer’s remains were carried into the building around 9:30 p.m.

One officer carrying an urn with Sicknick’s remains inside, and another holding an American flag placed them in the middle of the Capitol Rotunda as everyone took a moment of silence.

Sicknick’s colleagues, one by one, paid their respects and saluted him during the solemn ceremony.

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden also arrived at the Capitol and paid their respects to Sicknick.

There will be a viewing period for Capitol Police overnight, and lawmakers will be able to pay tribute at a ceremony Wednesday morning.

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Capitol Police officers inside of the Capitol Rotunda as Officers Brian Sicknick’s remains are brought inside on February 2, 2021.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer paying respects to Officer Brian Sicknick of February 2, 2021.

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Sicknick returned to Capitol Hill nearly a month after he was bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher as he struggled to contain a mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump, who stormed the building to disrupt the certification of President Biden’s Electoral College victory.

Four others, including Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, were also killed in the riot.

The New Jersey native will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

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President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden paying respects to fallen Officer Brian Sicknick on February 2, 2021.

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President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden paying respects to fallen Officer Brian Sicknick on February 2, 2021.

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President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden paying respects to fallen Officer Brian Sicknick on February 2, 2021.

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