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Ohio Gov. DeWine orders flags lowered to honor fallen U.S. Capitol police officers

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Posted at 11:43 AM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 11:43:39-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered all flags be flown at half-staff to honor the life and service of United States Capitol police officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood as well as all Capitol police officers and law enforcement across the country.

DeWine ordered all U.S. and Ohio flags be flown at half-staff at all public buildings and grounds throughout Ohio until sunset on Jan. 13, 2021.

U.S. Capitol police announced that the death of the two officers were two days apart.

Liebengood, who was a 15-year veteran of the force and assigned to the department’s Senate Division, died on Saturday. The department said Liebengood was among the officers who responded to the pro-Trump riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. It’s unclear if his death is related to siege of the building.

Sicknick died Thursday from injuries he sustained while on duty during the assault on the Capitol.

RELATED: Second Capitol police officer who responded to riots dies

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