Lawmakers strive to honor U.S. Capitol officers killed during the uprising at the Capitol

Rope. Ralph Norman and Senator Tim Scott introduced the legislation on Thursday. If passed, a plaque would be placed in the Capitol in memory of Sicknick and would allow the House Sergeant at Arms to pay for Sicknick’s funeral services.

The union representing senior executives “welcomes the proposal”, which would need to be approved with unanimous consent. Sicknick died after being hit in the head with a fire extinguisher during the hours-long battle for control of the Capitol building.

“Officer Sicknick died because he put the lives of members of Congress and their staff before his own safety – he did his duty,” said Gus Papathanasiou, president of the union representing regular officers. “We should celebrate his life and service with respect and dignity.”

Located in the state is usually reserved for leaders of the US government, but two US Capitol police officers who were shot dead in 1998 were the first private citizens to be honored at the Capitol. Norman tries to uphold this precedent for Sicknick.

“The attacks on the Capitol on January 6 show us that we must now more than ever support our police,” Norman said in a statement. “Just as the US Capitol Police took action last week to protect the seat of American democracy, the same selflessness and sacrifice is being done every day by law enforcement agencies across our nation. Each one of them deserves our honor and support.”

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