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Ricketts orders flags at half-staff in memory of Capitol Police officers

Ricketts orders flags at half-staff in memory of Capitol Police officers

[NFA] The FBI and Washington's police department will jointly investigate the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died from injuries he sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol this week. The FBI is actively searching for tips to identify more rioters, and is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information on who placed pipe bombs in the committee headquarters of U.S. political parties. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has called for all U.S. and Nebraska flags to be flown at half-staff to honor the two U.S. Capitol Police officers who died after the attack on the Capitol.

Officer Brian D. Sicknick died of injuries suffered during the assault. Officer Howard Liebengood died of an unspecified cause.

Ricketts' proclamation called for the lowering of flags to also honor the service of other Capitol Police officers and law enforcement in general.

President Donald Trump on Sunday ordered flags at the White House to be lowered to half-staff. On Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered flags lowered at the Capitol.


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Nancy Gaarder helps cover public safety and weather events as an editor on The World-Herald's breaking news desk. Follow her on Twitter @gaarder. Email: nancy.gaarder@owh.com

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