Prince William has shared his admiration for a police officer who lost his life after he was assaulted during the Capitol Hill riots.
Brian Sicknick, aged 42, was attempting to keep a mob of protesters.
Sandra Garza, partner of deceased U.S. Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick, embraces U.S. Capitol Police officer Caroline Edwards . ELIZABETH FRANTZ
Sicknick suffered two strokes and died the next day.
An inquest ruled that he died of natural causes but “all that transpired played a role in his condition”
At least four policemen who were present at the riots committed suicide in the weeks that followed.
Hi girlfriend shared the heartfelt letter penned by the Duke of Cambridge to her after the horrific events on January 6th, 2021.
In the letter shown to CNN, William praised his “patriotism and selflessness”.
He continued: “Please forgive me if I am intruding but I wanted to write and let you know how sorry I am about the death of your partner, Brian.
“Having recently watched documentary footage of the harrowing events that took place at the Capitol building, I wanted to acknowledge the patriotism and selflessness of Brian.
“By all accounts, Brian performed valiantly whilst on duty and despite suffering injuries continued to do his utmost to protect those inside.
Prince William David Davies
“I was terribly saddened to hear he had passed away the following day and I hope you can take some comfort from knowing that it is thanks to law enforcement officers like Brian that the situation did not escalate further and democracy was upheld.
“I know that words cannot hope to provide comfort to you at this dreadful time, but I wanted to let you know that you and Brian’s family are very much in my thoughts.”
Reflecting on the aftermath of the riots she also noted how she had not received a letter from the then President, Donald Trump.
“Trump does not give two c***** about law enforcement or Brian, and yet Prince William took the time to honour me and Brian,” she told CNN.