Rep. Cline Statement on the Passing of Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick

January 8, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ben Cline (VA-06) released the below statement following the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who succumbed to injuries he sustained at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

“Elizabeth and I are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who sustained a fatal injury while engaging rioters at the Capitol earlier this week,” Cline said. “Our Nation mourns the loss of Officer Sicknick, who gave his life in defense of the People’s House. Congress stands united in our rejection of the violence that occurred this week, and I continue to urge the swift prosecution of those involved to the fullest extent of the law.”

Officer Sicknick joined the Capitol Police in 2008. His death marks the fourth time in the department’s two-century history that an officer was killed in the line of duty.

Congressman Ben Cline represents the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia. He previously was an attorney in private practice and served both as an assistant prosecutor and Member of the Virginia House of Delegates. Cline and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Botetourt County with their two children.