Kemberlee blogged on Friday that Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick died. According to a Capitol Hill Police release, Sicknick “passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty. . . . [he] was injured while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.”

Due to his passing, flags are flying at half-mast at the White House, throughout DC, and at other federal locations.

His funeral was held Sunday in DC.

Sicknick is remembered by friends and family as a “good person” who “wanted the best for everyone around him” and who “dreamed of being a police officer.”

Fox29 reports:

Family members say he dreamed of being a police officer. One of his former New Jersey National Guard comrades told Fox 29 that he was in disbelief when he heard the news of Sicknick’s passing.

“I don’t think Brian had a nasty bone in his body. He just was a good person and wanted the best for everyone around him,” Chief Master Sgt Lance Endee said. “When you are told he died such a horrible death, I was very sad about the whole thing.”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi directed flags at the Capitol to be flown at half staff to honor the Central Jersey Native, from South River. He served 6 years in the New Jersey Air National Guard, as a leader of the 108th Security Force Squadron.

“He really optimized the air force core value of service before self,” Endee said.

They also served together overseas. Endee shared a memory from their deployment: “Brian just always had a great outlook on everything even though we were putting in long days and fatigued and hungry. And Brian just always tried to lift everyone’s spirits with a little wisecrack or something like that.”

There has been a GoFundMe page set up for his family.

 

 
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