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Brian David Sicknick

July 30, 1978January 7, 2021
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Brian David Sicknick was born on July 30, 1978, in New Brunswick, NJ, the youngest of three sons to Gladys and Charles Sicknick. He spent his formative years in South River, New Jersey and lived there until he became part of the Capitol Police family. He graduated from the East Brunswick New Jersey Campus of Middlesex County’s Vocational & Technical High School in 1996. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree from the University of Phoenix on December 31, 2013.

Brian’s life can be best characterized as being dedicated to public service. Brian Sicknick joined the New Jersey Air National Guard in 1997 as a traditional drilling Guard member. He served as a Fire Team Member and Leader at the 108th Security Forces Squadron, 108th Wing, located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ. He deployed to Saudi Arabia in 1999 in support of Operation Southern Watch, and Kyrgyzstan in 2003 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was honorably discharged in 2003.

Brian joined the United States Capitol Police in July of 2008 and on his most recent assignment he served on the First Responders Unit. During his career, Officer Sicknick became a member of the mountain bike unit. His duties included patrolling the grounds and protecting those he was sworn to serve, as well as the public at large that visited the Capitol on a daily basis. Officer Sicknick’s empathy was evident in his commitment to rescuing dachshunds in his spare time. He enjoyed relaxing at home with his longtime girlfriend, loved watching M*A*S*H, Band of Brothers, South Park, and Reno 911, as well as a variety of action movies. Additionally, he was a big fan of comedians Jimmy Norton and Anthony Cumia. Despite his private persona, Officer Sicknick’s excitement and love for the NJ Devils could never be denied.

Officer Brian Sicknick leaves behind both his parents, Charles and Gladys, two brothers, Ken and Craig, his longtime girlfriend of 11 years Sandra Garza, his Aunt Alberta, Uncle Ray, Cousin Aaron, his Aunt Elaine and his two dachshunds Sparky and Pebbles.

End of Watch, January 7, 2021.

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Eric Kibala

January 20, 2021

Brian was a good friend and a fellow Officer. I had the pleasure of working with him the past several years. We both grew up in Middlesex county NJ, served in the Air Force at the same time but never actually met each other until we worked together as Officers at the Capitol Division. We always talked about who had the best pizza or sub places in NJ. His amazing work ethic was like none other, always striving to better himself and do the right thing. Brian never missed a radio call and was always there when you needed him. He was quick with a joke and was always a pleasure to be around. My thoughts go out to his girlfriend and family. Brian will never be forgotten and we will all miss him. Rest east my friend.

Lucille Spera

January 20, 2021

On this day when the peaceful transfer of power occurs, I want to stop and thank the man who gave his life in defense of democracy.

We will never forget the sacrifice. I am so sorry for the loss that his family must bear. I hope God gives you comfort and peace.

Sandi Peralta

January 20, 2021

My husband Alex and I just loved Brian. His warmth, good humor, and intelligence, not to mention his upstanding character justified to us the reason for Sandra's deep abiding love for him. His kindness and solid compassion was there for us when we lost our daughter and granddaughter. Brian will forever be in our hearts and prayers. He was such a wonderful person. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Sandi and Alex Peralta

Dorothy Kline

January 19, 2021

To Officer Sicknick, thank you for your bravery and service. The country owes you a debt of gratitude. My heart goes out to Officer Sicknick's family and loved ones. I cannot begin to imagine your pain. Thank you for sharing the beautiful video of your family; Officer Sicknick was clearly loved and I hope you can take some comfort in your memories of the time you shared. My deepest condolences to you all.

Ronald Sanna

January 19, 2021

Me and Brian came into the 108th SFS in 1997 and became good friends even deploying to Saudi Arabia together. He was a truly good human being if I tried, I couldn’t think of anything bad about him. He surely didn’t deserve to have his life cut short. My condolences to his family. Gone but never forgotten God Speed my friend till we meet again.

Sharon Wallace

January 18, 2021

I would like to send my condolences to Officer Sicknick's family who also includes my cousin Maxine Levy, her daughters Jackie Levy, Michelle Levy-Belove, and son Russell Levy. Maxine is married to my cousin Martin Levy. I feel so heartbroken for Officer Sicknick's parents, girlfriend, brothers, and sisters on the force, those who served with him in the services as well.
My heart is heavy is for Officer Sicknick's family and for my cousins as well. Office Sicknick, rest easy sir and we salute you and will keep you in our thoughts, minds, hearts and make sure that you will not be forgotten.

David Beun

January 18, 2021

God Bless you Brother and your Family. I remember you from your time at the 108th, I was sorry to see you leave. Thank your for your sacrifice, and my sincerest condolences to your family.

Michael Paul Smith

January 17, 2021

You are true and American hero and patriot,
Officer Sicknick!
“Well done, good and faithful servant.”

EMS LT Peter "Doc" Wight (retired)

January 17, 2021

"Rest easy; sleep well Officer Brian D. Sicknick,
Know the line has held, your job is done,
Rest easy, sleep well,
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held,
Peace, peace, and farewell..."

Jay Pelleriti

January 16, 2021

Brian’s service will never be forgotten. He is the very symbol of everything selflessly American - a true hero who is gone too soon. My gratitude for his service and my deepest and sincerest sympathy to his longtime girlfriend & his entire family.
Memory Eternal!

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