Sen. Cory Booker Eulogizes U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River

SOUTH RIVER, NJ — Senator Cory Booker eulogized U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick today and called him “the very definition of a hero” and said that he was proud to say the officer “was a Jersey guy through and through” on the floor of the U.S. Senate, part of the building that the officer died trying to protect.

“When a violent mob attacked this Capitol, Officer Sicknick stood for America and all of its inhabitants,” Booker said. “He faced down terrorists, attackers and sacrificed himself his own safety, his own security — and ultimately his life — in the name of love of country

.”Sicknick, a South River native, died from injuries he sustained on Jan. 6 while trying to protect the Capitol Building from an angry pro-Trump mob that broke into the home of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives

“He lived a life committed to the greatest calling you can have, which is to serve others, to protect others and to serve the nation and its citizens. He loved his country, and New Jersey, too,” Booker said. “If you talked to those who knew him, they knew he was a many of honor, decency and kindness.”

The senator said that Officer SIcknick loved his job and loved serving his nation.

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