Updated Feb 3, 2021 - Politics & Policy
In photos: Police officer Brian Sicknick lies in honor at U.S. Capitol
The remains of U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick were transported in an urn to the building he helped defend during the Jan. 6 D.C. insurrection. A ceremony was held as he lay in honor on Wednesday.
Why it matters: Lying in honor is a final tribute reserved only for private citizens who've provided distinguished service to the U.S. President Biden and first lady Jill Biden joined congressional leaders, police and others in paying tribute to Sicknick at the Capitol Rotunda Tuesday night.
The latest: Congressional leaders delivered remarks at a ceremony on Wednesday.
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said to Sicknick's family: "We will never forget his sacrifice ... We will never forget. With your permission, may we be worthy to carry Brian in our hearts."
- Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) called Sicknick "a peacekeeper, not only in duty, but in spirit." He added: Talk to his colleagues and they will tell you that Brian was a kind and humble man, with profound inner strength, the quiet rock of his unit."