1. Slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick laying in honor
2. Closeup of Box holding Sicknick's urn
3. Congressional leaders arriving for ceremony
4. Sicknick family arriving for ceremony
5. Cutaway of people in attendance
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Chuck Schumer, Majority Leader: (Partially covered)
"Today, we gather to honor Officer Brian Sicknick, the New Jersey native and National Air Guard veteran and a 12 year member of the Capitol Police Force, a peacekeeper not only in duty, but in spirit. That Brian and his family were made to pay such a high price for his devoted service in the capital was a senseless tragedy, one that we are still grappling with. It has left deep scars here in this building among his friends and his colleagues, as have the two, as have the tragic deaths of two of Brian's fellow officers in the days since his passing. Officer Liebengood, good Officer Smith."
7. Various of "America the Beautiful" being sung
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House: (Partially covered)
"Our promise to Brian's family is that we will never forget his sacrifice. We must be vigilant as what President Lincoln referred to as the harsh artillery of time, we will never forget. With your permission, may we be worthy to carry Brian in our hearts? We will never forget."
9. Various of Sicknick's family leaving ceremony
10. Various of Congressional leaders going by Sicknick and pausing
Slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick lay in honor Wednesday in the building he died defending, as colleagues and members of Congress paid their respects.
Sicknick died after defending the Capitol on January 6 against the mob that stormed the building and interrupted the electoral count after then-President Donald Trump urged supporters on the National Mall to “fight like hell” to overturn his defeat.
The U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement that Sicknick, who died the next day, was injured “while physically engaging with protesters,” though the cause of his death has not been determined.
President Joe Biden traveled to the Capitol to pay tribute to Sicknick shortly after the viewing began Tuesday night, briefly placing his hand on the urn in the center of the Capitol Rotunda, saying a prayer and sadly shaking his head as he observed a memorial wreath nearby. He was accompanied by first lady Jill Biden.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and a handful of other congressional leaders also paid their respects.
Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, paid their respects Wednesday, placing their hands over their hearts and then touching the urn.
Sicknick is only the fifth person to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda, a designation for those who are not elected officials, judges or military leaders.
The others who have lain in honor were John Gibson and Jacob Chestnut, Jr., two officers who were killed in a 1998 shooting at the Capitol; civil rights leader Rosa Parks, who died in 2005; and the Rev. Billy Graham, who died in 2018.
A ceremonial departure for Arlington National Cemetery is planned later in the day.