Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), issued the following statement today after the announcement by Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Schumer that his constituent, Officer Brian Sicknick, would lie in honor at the United States Capitol Rotunda before receiving burial honors at Arlington National Cemetery:
“Officer Brian Sicknick’s service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. These honors, accorded to few, are richly deserved by one who gave his life in defense of American democracy. As we remember his heroism and mourn his loss, I hope everyone will hold the Sicknick family in their hearts.”
Officer Sicknick fell in the line of duty, passing away after sustaining injuries during the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Rep. Beyer, who represented Sicknick, yesterday introduced bipartisan legislation with Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), who represents much of the Sicknick family, to honor Sicknick’s life and sacrifice with a resolution and Congressional Gold Medal.