By Caitlin Yilek

3 February 2021 / 7:20 a.m.
/ CBS News

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited the US. Capitol on Tuesday to pay their respects to Brian Sicknick, a U Capitol Police officer who died during the Jan. January was fatally injured

Mr Biden and the First Lady walked up to Sicknick’s remains and placed their right hands over their hearts. No one made remarks in the rotunda

Sicknick’s remains arrived by motorcade at the Capitol on Tuesday evening to lie in honor. His remains were led up the middle steps of the Capitol and into the rotunda

His former Capitol Police colleagues attended a tour starting at 10 p.m. One by one, they approached Sicknick’s remains and saluted on Wednesday, members of Congress will honor the officer before he is buried at Arlington National Cemetery for the ceremonies are closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic

“The US. Congress is united in grief, gratitude and solemn appreciation for the service and sacrifice of Official Brian Sicknick, “House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi and Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement Friday,” The heroism of Officer Sicknick and the Capitol Police during the violent uprising against our Capitol helped save lives, defend the temple of our democracy, and ensure that Congress was not distracted from our duty to the Constitution. His sacrifice reminds us of ours every day Commitment to our country and the people we serve “

Sicknick’s family thanked those who offered their condolences on Saturday. “Knowing that our nation shares our personal tragedy and loss brings hope for healing,” said the family

The murdered officer joined the Capitol Police in 2008 after serving in the New Jersey Air National Guard, 42-year-old Sicknick sustained a head injury when pro-Trump supporters attacked the Capitol to dismiss the presidential election results Upon returning to his department office, he collapsed and died on Jan. January in the hospital

Sicknick is only the fifth private individual to be honored in the Capitol rotunda. Others were Capitol policeman Jacob Chestnut and detective John Gibson, who were shot in the Capitol in 1998 Rosa Parks’ civil rights icon in 2005; and the Reverend Billy Graham in 2018

As of Tuesday, prosecutors have indicted at least 181 people for their alleged role in the riot.Former President Trump was charged with inciting riot a few days before leaving officeS. President to be charged twice

First published on 2 February 2021/2245 o’clock

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