The U.S. Capitol Police released a statement Thursday backing a proposed bill to let Brian Sicknick, a Capitol Police officer who died from injuries suffered during the Jan. 6 riot, lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda.

Sicknick is set to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery on Feb. 3.

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) called for Sicknick to lie in honor ahead of his burial, the Hill reports.

Capitol Police Union Chairman Gus Papathanasiou advocated for Sicknick to receive the posthumous honor, saying, "Officer Sicknick died because he put the lives of Members of Congress and their staff before his own safety—he did his duty. We should commemorate his life and service with respect and dignity."

 

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