We are deeply saddened that we come in prayer for a second day in a row over the unnecessary loss of life at the United States Capitol. Last night the U.S. Capitol Police released the following statement:
At approximately 9:30 p.m. this evening (January 7, 2021), United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty.
Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The death of Officer Sicknick will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, the USCP, and our federal partners.
Officer Sicknick joined the USCP in July 2008, and most recently served in the Department’s First Responder’s Unit.
The entire USCP Department expresses its deepest sympathies to Officer Sicknick’s family and friends on their loss, and mourns the loss of a friend and colleague.
We ask that Officer Sicknick’s family, and other USCP officers’ and their families’ privacy be respected during this time.United States Capitol Police, Washington DC 7 January 2021
Dear Heavenly Father God, we come to you in sorrow for a second day this week. Officer Brian Sicknick was in the performance of his duties when he sustained the injuries that ended his life last night. His death was unnecessary and a criminal assault upon his person and our Nation. Today we pray for Brian’s family, friends and fellow U.S. Capitol Police Officers. While we come to your in sorrow, we know you welcome Brian home in glory. Our Nation has never been so divided, and we ask for Your calm across our country. We ask all these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.