Pelosi Statement on Death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick

January 8, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the death of Officer Brian Sicknick, a twelve-year veteran of the U.S. Capitol Police, who died following the assault on the Capitol on Wednesday:

“On behalf of the House of Representatives, I send our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after defending the Capitol complex and protecting those who serve and work here.  The perpetrators of Officer Sicknick’s death must be brought to justice.

“The violent and deadly act of insurrection targeting the Capitol, our temple of American Democracy, and its workers was a profound tragedy and stain on our nation’s history.  But because of the heroism of our first responders and the determination of the Congress, we were not, and we will never be, diverted from our duty to the Constitution and the American people.

“I have ordered the flags at the Capitol lowered to half-staff in Officer Sicknick’s honor.  The sacrifice of Officer Sicknick reminds us of our obligation to those we serve: to protect our country from all threats foreign and domestic.  May it be a comfort to Officer Sicknick’s family that so many mourn with and pray for them at this sad time.”