GOP Lawmakers Seek Approval to have Capitol Officer to Lie in Honor

South Carolina Republicans Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Ralph Norman introduced companion bills Thursday that seek approval for Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died after sustaining injuries during the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol, to lie in honor at the Capitol Rotunda.

Sicknick, 42, was a veteran member of the department’s First Responder’s Unit. He joined the force in July 2008.

The Capitol Police said authorities from multiple agencies were investigating his death as a homicide.

The bills the lawmakers presented aim to recognize Sicknick’s “courage and sacrifice,” and Norman’s references the creation of a memorial plaque for Sicknick near the Capitol steps, covering funeral costs and amending the U.S. Capitol Police Memorial Fund to include “amounts received in response to the attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.”

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