Police Officer Brian David Sicknick

Police Officer Brian David Sicknick

United States Capitol Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, January 7, 2021

Add to My Heroes

Brian David Sicknick

Officer Brian Sicknick suffered a stroke after physically engaging with protestors on the grounds of the United States Capitol.

Some of the protestors began to riot and forcefully breached the entrances of the Capitol Building while Congress was certifying the Electoral College votes following the 2020 presidential election.

During the protest, Officer Sicknick and other officers were sprayed with a chemical irritant believed to be bear spray. Officer Sicknick returned to his division office after engaging with protestors and collapsed a short time later. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away the following day.

On March 14th, 2021, two men were arrested and charged with assaulting Officer Sicknick.

Officer Sicknick was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He had served with the United States Capitol Police for 12 years and was assigned to the First Responder's Unit.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 6229
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Location District of Columbia
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 6, 2021
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Charged with assault

civil unrest

Most Recent Reflection

View all 240 Reflections

Three years since your family and friends lost you. Three years since you showed the world what a true hero looks like.

Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten.

January 7, 2024

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.