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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“This does not change the fact Officer Sicknick died in the line of duty, courageously defending Congress and the Capitol,” the US Capitol Police said in a statement. https://t.co/cQDr48Fu38
— Roll Call (@rollcall) April 20, 2021