Vigil Held for Police Officer Who Died From Injuries Sustained as Protesters Stormed US Capitol

A motorcade of police vehicles lined up in front of the US Capitol in the early hours of Friday, January 8, to honor a police officer who died from injuries sustained as pro-Trump protesters stormed the building on Wednesday.

This footage, by Roberto Adams, shows a line of police vehicles driving past the Washington Monument.

According to US Capitol Police, Officer Brian D Sicknick, who joined USCP in 2008, died late on January 7, the day after he was injured while “physically engaging with protesters.”

Capitol Police said that following the protest, Officer Sicknick “returned to his division office and collapsed.” He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Police said the death will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, USCP, and federal agencies.

“The entire USCP Department expresses its deepest sympathies to Officer Sicknick’s family and friends on their loss, and mourns the loss of a friend and colleague,” the department said in a statement. Credit: Roberto Adams via Storyful