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Rep. Kevin McCarthy issues statement on death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer

McCarthy responds to Capitol Officer's death
Congressman Kevin McCarthy
Posted at 7:22 AM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 10:22:52-05

Local Representative Kevin McCarthy has offered his condolences after the death of a U.S. Capitol Police Officer.

Officer Sicknick died on Thursday due to injuries sustained while engaging protesters at the U.S. Capitol.

Rep. McCarthy issued the following statement

The U.S. Capitol is the ultimate beacon of our representative democracy, and the police officers who protect it are daily reminders that it is worthy of defense in the face of threats to a government made for and by the people. Officer Brian Sicknick honorably performed these duties since 2008. As the violent mob descended on the Capitol grounds this week, Brian was valiantly protecting more than this building and the people inside – he was protecting every American's way of life. We are forever indebted to him for that.

“Judy and I offer our deepest condolences and prayers to Officer Sicknick’s family. His life and service will always be honored. Congress will provide the full resources needed to bring every perpetrator of Wednesday’s attack to justice.”
Rep. Kevin McCarthy