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Rest in peace

Officer Brian Sicknick lies in honor at Capitol Rotunda

The remains of Brian Sicknick, the Capitol Police officer who died after being injured during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday night to lie in honor in the Rotunda.

Dozens of Sicknick's fellow officers lined up near the Capitol's steps to wait for his remains to be delivered, and members of the force will have the opportunity to pay their respects throughout the night. President Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) all visited the Rotunda to pay tribute to Sicknick.

Sicknick, 42, died one day after sustaining injuries in the Capitol riot, and will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. There have been no arrests made in his case. Sicknick is only the fifth private citizen to lie in honor in the Capitol, and in a statement, his family thanked "the congressional leadership for bestowing this historic honor on our fallen American hero. Knowing our personal tragedy and loss is shared by our nation brings hope for healing."