U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statement on the death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick:

“The death of Officer Brian Sicknick is a heartbreaking tragedy. Officer Sicknick and the brave men and women of the Capitol Police, and law enforcement from other services, put their lives on the line to defend our nation’s Capitol against lawless violence. These acts of violence were criminal. They must be condemned. And they must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We are forever indebted to the service of Officer Sicknick and his colleagues.”