VACP Requests Shrouding of Badges In Honor of USCP Officer Brian D. Sicknick
The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police recommends that all Virginia law enforcement officers shroud their badges in honor of USCP Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who died Thursday, January 7, 2021 from injuries sustained in the January 6th riots at the US Capitol.
The VACP usually limits shrouding requests to Virginia law enforcement officers. However, this is a unique situation and Virginia law enforcement officers were on the grounds of our nation's Capitol assisting their DC and Capitol Police partners. The VACP believes it is appropriate under these circumstances to request shrouding of badges through the day of interment.
We express our sincerest condolences to Officer Sicknick's family and friends and to the US Capitol Police.
Loss of USCP Officer Brian D. Sicknick
January 7, 2021 | Press Release
At approximately 9:30 p.m. this evening (January 7, 2021), United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty.
Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The death of Officer Sicknick will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch, the USCP, and our federal partners.
Officer Sicknick joined the USCP in July 2008, and most recently served in the Department's First Responder's Unit.
The entire USCP Department expresses its deepest sympathies to Officer Sicknick's family and friends on their loss, and mourns the loss of a friend and colleague.
We ask that Officer Sicknick's family, and other USCP officers' and their families' privacy be respected during this time.