The family of the police officer who was killed during the assault on the US Capitol has released a tear-jerking statement.
Brian Sicknick was a dedicated officer who passed away after getting struck in the head by a fire extinguisher during the Wednesday insurrection that took place at Capitol Hill.
In a statement obtained by NBC News, the cop’s family dubbed Brian a “lovely, humble soul” who “loved his job with the US Capitol Police and was very passionate about it.”
“There really aren’t enough kind words in any language to describe how sweet Brian was. He was truly a lovely, humble soul. We are missing him terribly,” the family wrote.
“He was sweet natured through and through. Everyone who met him adored him. He also loved his dachshunds dearly, spoiling them, and ensuring they got the best care possible.”
As the family added, Brian “had an incredible work ethic” whereas he was always serious about his job and his duties.
“Our loss of Brian will leave a large hole in our hearts. The tremendous support we have received from the US Capitol Police, the law enforcement community, and the community as a whole has been overwhelmingly warm and generous. We’re very grateful for everyone’s kindness during this difficult time,” the statement added.
Following Mr. Sicknick’s premature death at the Capitol, the authorities have launched a federal investigation into the murder.
The case is being investigated by the Capitol Police, the FBI, and the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia.
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