Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood who tried to stop pro-Trump insurrectionists dies by suicide

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Updated: March 6, 2021

A Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood who responded to a pro-Trump insurrection last Wednesday died by suicide on Saturday, police said.

Liebengood is the second officer to die in the wake of the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Liebengood joined the Department in 2005 and was assigned to the Senate Division. He was 51.

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Today News Africa had previously reported that Brian D. Sicknick died from the injuries he sustained during the insurrection. He was 42.

There are now six people who have died as a result of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, which was incited by President Donald Trump.

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Simon Ateba Washington DC
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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