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Brian Sicknick was reportedly struck in the head with a fire extinguisher while struggling with the rioters who swarmed through the halls of Congress.

US Capitol cop who died after riot to lie in honour

The US Capitol police officer who died after being injured in the January 6 attack by pro-Trump rioters will lie in honor at the building’s Rotunda, lawmakers said Friday, a mark of respect rarely bestowed.
Police officers in riot gear line up as protesters gather on the U.S. Capitol Building, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C., after Trump supporters entered the U.S. Capitol building during demonstrations as a joint session Congress was to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

US Capitol Police confirm death of officer after Donald Trump’s supporters mob action

The US Capitol Police confirmed the death of one of their officers late Thursday from injuries suffered when a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol a day before.

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