Hill and Perlmutter Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Honor the United States Capitol Police

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Washington, January 12, 2021 | comments

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Rep. French Hill (R-AR) and Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) introduced H.Res.39, a resolution to honor United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick and United States Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood, along with the United States Capitol Police and other federal and local law enforcement officers who courageously defended the U.S. Capitol during the attack of January 6, 2021.

“As we recover from the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, I am humbled and honored to recognize, along with my and colleague, Congressman Perlmutter, our deep admiration and gratitude to heroic actions of the men and women of the United States Capitol Police and to remember the two officers lost, Office Sicknick and Officer Liebengood. The legacy that Officer Sicknick and Officer Liebengood,” said Rep. Hill. “I extend my sincere condolences to the families of Officer Sicknick and Officer Liebengood and am proud to recognize the selfless dedication and service that the men and women of the United States Capitol Police alongside all other involved local law enforcement agencies displayed on that day as they do every day.”

“There were officers of the U.S. Capitol Police, the Metropolitan Police Department, and other federal, state and local law enforcement who showed extraordinary bravery and heroism during the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. Their actions helped ensure the safety of members of Congress and protect the U.S. Capitol building – a symbol of our democracy,” said Rep. Perlmutter. “I thank these officers for their service and want to express my deepest sympathies to the families of Capitol Police Officers Sicknick and Liebengood.”

The language of H.Res.39 is below:

Honoring the bravery and self-sacrifice by officers of the United States Capitol Police and other Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies during the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol.

Whereas on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, during a joint session of Congress, an attack occurred on the United States Capitol, gravely threatening the physical wellbeing of the Vice President, members of the House of Representatives and the Senate along with hundreds of civilians located within and on the grounds of the Capitol Complex and the security of the Capitol Complex itself;

Whereas United States Capitol Police officers and other law enforcement officers directly engaged the attackers, who were armed with explosives, metal pipes, chemical irritants, and other weapons;

Whereas Officer Brian D. Sicknick of the United States Capitol Police sustained fatal injuries while engaging with the attackers and defending the United States Capitol;

Whereas Officer Howard Liebengood of the United States Capitol Police died while off-duty after the attacks on the United States Capitol;

Whereas more than 50 United States Capitol Police officers and Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia officers sustained injuries during the attack on the United States Capitol; and

Whereas no members of the House of Representatives or the Senate were injured during the attack due to the swift and courageous actions taken by members of the United States Capitol Police, the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, and other Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) commends the examples of bravery and service-above-self demonstrated by officers of the United States Capitol Police, the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, and the multiple Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies and protective entities that joined alongside of them during the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol; and

(2) honors the example of service and devotion to duty displayed by Officer Brian D. Sicknick and Officer Howard Liebengood of the United States Capitol Police.

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