CHICAGO – A fundraiser for the Officer killed during the Trump-fueled Insurrection on Congress Wednesday has raised nearly half a million dollars in under 24-hours.
The GoFundMe was started by a fellow officer who served on the same shift as Officer Brian Sicknick. Sicknick died Thursday after being bludgeoned by a fire extinguisher by Pro-Trump insurgents.
“There are no words to describe the loss of Officer Brian Sicknick. He will forever be remembered for his bravery and service to our country as a member of the military and a United States Capitol Police Officer,” said Lindsey Taylor, who started the page. “This GoFundMe page was created on behalf of Brian’s family with their permission and is being managed by a USCP officer that served with Officer Sicknick.”
Sicknick had been with Capitol Police since July 2008 and served in the New Jersey Air National Guard, participating in both Operation Desert Shield and Operation Enduring Freedom.
“His fellow officers remember him as someone they could always count on to be there and also could always bring a smile or laugh to them,” Taylor says. “There are no words to describe the loss of Officer Brian Sicknick. He will forever be remembered for his bravery and service to our country as a member of the military and a United States Capitol Police Officer.”
Saturday was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day across the U.S. as Flags were ordered to half staff following his death by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich. has asked that Sicknick be buried with honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
As of Saturday night, the Trump White House has not observed the order.
A total of five people died in Wednesday’s domestic terror attack on the Capitol building, including a Georgia woman who was trampled to death by fellow insurrectionists.