The police, in a statement released, said that the officer was attached and was hurt while physically engaging with the protesters, before he collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where he later died.
The police said: “responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the US Capitol and he was injured while physically engaging with protesters,
“He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries” on Thursday night,
“The entire USCP Department expresses its deepest sympathies to Officer Sicknick’s family and friends on their loss, and mourns the loss of a friend and colleague.”
Four protesters had earlier lost their lives to the incident, including a woman who was shot by police, while three other deaths were reported at the Capitol with unclear circumstances.
The incident was aftermath of President Trump’s repeated claims at a rally he held that the US election was full of vote rigging. He said: “we will never concede“, this made hundreds of his supporters to storm the Capitol building, forcing the lawmakers to flee for their safety.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has conceded defeat to Joe Biden and accepting the outcome of the US election.
The president spoke from a podium at the White House, that his priority is now is to arrange for an orderly transition to a new administration, and that Mr. Biden will be sworn in on 20th January, 2021.
Trump said: “Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20,
“I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again.
“A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20, My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power.”
President Trump, who described his four years in office as the honour of his lifetime, informed his supporter that their incredible journey has only just begun.
“Serving as your president has been the honor of my lifetime. And to all of my wonderful supporters, I know you are disappointed. But I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning.”
Trump, under an intense pressure, condemned the protests in far stronger terms on Thursday, 7th January, 2021.
“The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy. To those that engage in the acts of violence and disruption, you do not represent our country. To those that broke the law, you will pay.”
Trump has suffered the resignation of his aides like first lady’s chief of staff, the White House social secretary, a deputy press secretary and Trump’s deputy national security adviser.
On Wednesday, 6th January, 2021, there were considerations from some cabinet members to remove Trump from office by impeachment or through the invocation of the 25th Amendment.