Brian Sicknick, the U.S. Capitol Policeman who died from injuries sustained in the Jan. 6 pro-Trump riot, will lie in honor in the structure’s Rotunda, lawmakers announced Friday.

” The U.S. Congress is united in grief, thankfulness and solemn appreciation for the service and sacrifice of Officer Brian Sicknick,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in a joint declaration.

” The heroism of Officer Sicknick and the Capitol Police force throughout the violent insurrection against our Capitol helped save lives, defend the temple of our democracy and ensure that the Congress was not diverted from our task to the Constitution. His sacrifice advises us every day of our commitment to our country and to the people we serve.”

Sicknick, who served in the New Jersey Air National Guard prior to signing up with the Capitol Authorities in 2008, was injured “while physically engaging with protesters” and returned to his department office, where he collapsed, Capitol Authorities said in a previous statement. He was taken to a medical facility, where he died about 9: 30 p.m. on Jan. 7. He was 42.

A ceremonial arrival will take place on Feb. 2 at 9: 30 p.m. on the East Front of the Capitol, the lawmakers revealed. A viewing will start shortly after and continue over night. Members of Congress are welcomed to participate in the seeing the next early morning, which will be followed by a homage from legislators.

Sicknick will then be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Dartunorro Clark is a political press reporter for NBC News.


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