Presidential Proclamation Sets Arizona Flags At Half Staff To Honor US Capitol Police Officers


On Sunday, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey called for flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff to honor US Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood. The flags will fly at half staff until sunset, Wednesday, January 13.

“I join all Americans in grieving the tragic loss of United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick and Officer Howard Liebengood. Our prayers are with their families and colleagues at this difficult time.”

Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty during a protest at the Capitol that turned violent on January 7.

Officer Sicknick 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.

Officer Sicknick joined the USCP in July 2008, and most recently served in the Department’s First Responder’s Unit.

Officer Howard Liebengood, age 51 committed suicide on Saturday, Januay 9.  He was assigned to the Senate Division, and has been with the Department since April 2005.

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