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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: January 19, 2021 10:47 AM
From: Senator Anthony H. Williams
To: All Senate members
Subject: Resolution Honoring the Life and Service of US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick
In the near future I will be introducing a resolution honoring the life and service of United State Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died from injuries sustained during the insurrection on January 6, 2021.
A twelve-year veteran of the Capitol Police, Officer Sicknick joined the force following multiple deployments with the New Jersey Air National Guard. His family described him as a dedicated public servant, who dreamed of being a police officer for his entire life. Sicknick deployed to Saudi Arabia in 1999 in support of Operation Southern Watch. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he served in Kyrgyzstan in support of the war in Afghanistan. While stateside, Sicknick served as a security police officer for the 108th Air Refueling Wing out of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix.
On January 6, as mobs breached multiple security perimeters and entered the Capitol in an apparent attempt to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the Electoral College, Officer Sicknick sustained multiple injuries while performing his duties. Rather than abandon his post, he fought back against the insurgents in an honorable attempt to uphold his sworn duty to protect the elected officials and staff in the US Capitol building. After allegedly being struck with a fire extinguisher, Sicknick was transported to a hospital where he later succumbed to those injuries and passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
For his bravery in the face of an unprecedented assault on America’s seat of government, and his record of service to this nation, the Senate of Pennsylvania should honor US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. I hope that you will join me in co-sponsoring this important resolution.

Introduced as SR13