Plaque honoring police officers who responded to the January 6 attack on the Capitol


An honorary plaque listing the names of all police officers who responded to the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol will be placed on the building’s west facade, in accordance with a massive spending bill introduced in Congress. this week.

Provision marking the heroism of those who faced the deadly insurgency has been slipped into a massive $1.5 trillion spending bill that lawmakers are rushing to pass in order to avoid a shutdown government at midnight Friday.

He directs the Architect of the Capitol to list the names of all officers of the United States Capitol Police, Metropolitan Police Department, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies who have responded to the violence, and display them on a plaque in a permanent location on the west front of the United States Capitol.

The west side of the Capitol is where hundreds of Donald Trump supporters toppled barricades, broke through a police line, stormed the building’s steps and stormed into the building – leading to a brutal battle that took injured more than 140 policemen.

Rep. Jamie Raskin, (D-Md.), shakes hands with Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone after his testimony before the House Select Committee on Jan. 6.

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“What we went through that day looked like something out of a medieval battlefield. We fought hand-to-hand and inch-by-inch to prevent an invasion of the Capitol by a violent mob bent on overthrowing our democratic process,” Capitol Police Officer Aquilino Gonell said during an emotional hearing on the January 6 attack last year. .

Former Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone described being “beaten, Tased, while being called a traitor to my country. I risked being robbed and killed with my own gun.

“I was shocked over and over and over again with a Taser. I’m sure I was screaming but I don’t think I can even hear my own voice,” Fanone added.

In addition to the honorary plaque, the government spending bill includes an $87 million increase in funding for the United States Capitol Police, which has suffered from low morale and burnout in the aftermath of the attack.




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