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 the Capitol Rotunda as Officer Brian Sicknick’s remains arrive on Feb. 2, 2021.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pay their respects to Officer Sicknick.

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Fallen US Capitol Police officer lies in honor in the Rotunda, Washington, USA - 02 Feb 2021

Fallen US Capitol Police officer lies in honor in the Rotunda, Washington, USA - 02 Feb 2021

A Capitol Police officer salutes Sicknick’s remains.

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Police Officer Sicknick lies in honor in U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Washington, District of Columbia, USA - 02 Feb 2021

Police Officer Sicknick lies in honor in U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Washington, District of Columbia, USA - 02 Feb 2021

Officer Sicknick’s remains arrive at the Capitol on Feb. 2, 2021.

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Police Officer Sicknick lies in honor in U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Washington, District of Columbia, USA - 02 Feb 2021

Police Officer Sicknick lies in honor in U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Washington, District of Columbia, USA - 02 Feb 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Capitol on Feb. 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 Dr. Jill Biden pay their respects to slain Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick on Feb. 2, 2021.

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The Bidens at the Capitol Building.

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The president and first lady pay their respects to Officer Sicknick on Feb. 2, 2021.

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Fallen US Capitol Police officer lies in honor in the Rotunda

Fallen US Capitol Police officer lies in honor in the Rotunda

President Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden leave after paying their respects to Sicknick.

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