DC police officers, Brian Sicknick’s family guests at Super Bowl LV

Several police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack and the family of slain Officer Brian Sicknick attended the game


On April 19, 2021, a Washington, D.C. medical examiner announced that Officer Brian Sicknick suffered a stroke and died from natural causes. The cause and manner of Sicknick's death has at times been contested since his passing on Jan. 7, 2021. An initial statement from the Capitol Police said Sicknick died “due to injuries sustained while on-duty...and was injured while physically engaging with protesters" at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The medical examiner's office later said an autopsy found no evidence that Sicknick suffered internal or external injuries related to the siege.

By Suzie Ziegler 

TAMPA, Fla. — Several police officers who responded to the U.S. Capitol attack on Jan. 6 attended Super Bowl LV as the NFL’s honored guests, according to WUSA

The family of slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was also in attendance. Sicknick was injured Jan. 6 while on duty at the U.S. Capitol, according to Capitol Police. He later collapsed in his office and died the next day.

Three D.C. Metro police officers were at the game, including Daniel Hodges. Hodges was seen in a viral video getting crushed against a doorway by a mob. The other two were Officers Mike Fanone, who suffered a heart attack during the riot, and Lila Morris, who was injured, according to WUSA. Dozens of D.C. and Capitol police officers suffered injuries during the attack. 

 

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