Capitol Police just announced the death of another one of its officers, and he reputedly committed suicide.
Howard Liebengood, who was assigned to the Senate Division, is the second Capitol officer to die this week. As we reported, Officer Brian D. Sicknick died from injuries he sustained over the course of the riot.
The police say 51-year-old Liebengood was on Capitol Hill Wednesday when the insurrectionists stormed the Capitol. Punchbowl reporter Jake Sherman says his sources told him Liebengood’s death was a suicide. He died Saturday while off duty.
It’s the second death of a Capitol officer in the wake of the insurrection. As we reported, Officer Brian Sicknick died from injuries he suffered after being attacked by rioters.
Liebengood joined the Department in 2005.
Ex Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer calls Liebengood’s death a “line of duty casualty” … clearly meaning even if it was a suicide there’s a direct connection to ……
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