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Brian D. Sicknick biography: 13 things about U.S. Capitol cop from New Jersey

Brian D. Sicknick was a police officer from New Jersey, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in South River, New Jersey to Charles E. Sicknick and Gladys A. Sicknick . He has two older brothers namely Ken Sicknick and Craig Sicknick. (a)
  2. He rescued Dachshunds in his spare time, according to Ken. (a)
  3. He was a fan of the New Jersey Devils, a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey, Ken said. (a)
  4. He and Erica Koutsoupias went to the same elementary and middle schools in South River. She described him as “a quiet, funny and respectful young man.” (b)
  5. In 1997, he graduated from Middlesex County Vocational Technical High School in East Brunswick, New Jersey. (c)
  6. Before becoming a police officer, he enlisted as an airman in 1997. As an Air National Guardsman, he served in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Enduring Freedom. (b)
  7. In 1999, he was deployed to the Middle East for 45 days, particularly in Saudi Arabia. (b)
  8. In 2003, he was deployed to Kyrgyzstan. In the same year, he was honorably discharged. (b)
  9. He joined the United States Capitol Police (USCP) in July 2008. (c) He served in the First Responder’s Unit.
  10. In 2009, he started dating Sandra Garza. (a) Working at 44th U.S. president Barack Obama‘s inauguration in the same year was his first big assignment. (d)
  11. On January 6, 2021, he was one of the USCP officers who responded the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA when hundreds of Donald Trump supporters breached the building and disrupted a joint session of Congress to certify the vote of the Electoral College and affirm Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. A fire extinguisher or metal pipe smashed on his head while he was physically engaging with the rioters. (a) When he returned to his division office, he collapsed and was taken to a local hospital. (e)
  12. At around 9:30 p.m. on January 7, 2020, he died in the hospital due to injuries sustained while on duty. He was 42. (e)
  13. Prior to his death, his family was informed that he was on a ventilator with a blood clot on his brain and that “it did not look good,” according to Craig. (e)



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