Press Release ● Congress
For Immediate Release: 
January 8, 2021
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the death of Officer Brian Sicknick, a twelve-year veteran of the U.S. Capitol Police, who died in the line of duty during the assault on the U.S. Capitol:
 
“Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol complex by a violent mob of the President’s supporters was a terrible tragedy for our nation, compounded by the news of the death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Officer Sicknick had dedicated himself to protecting the Capitol, those who serve there, and the many constituents and visitors who come to meet with their legislators. His loss will be deeply felt among all of us who work for the American people on Capitol Hill. Those responsible must - and will - be brought to justice.
 
“As we reflect on Wednesday’s events, let us take time to remember the extraordinary service Officer Sicknick rendered in order to keep Members, staff, and journalists safe. We owe him, and the Capitol Police officers and first responders who allowed us to complete our work for the American people, our deep gratitude.”