Death Of DC Cop To Remain As “In The Line Of Duty”

Roll Call reports:

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick’s death will remain classified as a line of duty death after D.C.’s chief medical examiner found the 42-year old’s manner of death was natural and caused by two strokes.

Sicknick spent hours defending the Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. He was sprayed with a chemical irritant at around 2:20 p.m. and collapsed at approximately 10 p.m.

The line of duty death classification for Sicknick, who lay in honor in the Capitol Rotunda in February, will remain intact, a Capitol official confirmed to CQ Roll Call. This means Sicknick’s family is eligible to receive benefits stemming from his death.

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