A Capitol police officer who was hurt during a Trump supporter riot in the US Capitol had life support on Thursday night with a brain injury, his family said.
CNN and a local TV station had reported that the officer died, but Capitol Police later said it was incorrect.
And the officer’s family told The Daily Beast that the last time they heard that he was on a ventilator was a blood clot on his brain and “it didn’t look good.”
If he does not survive, he will be the fifth fatalist tied to the rebellion. A woman tried to enter the chamber of the house by police, and three others died from a “medical emergency”.
The officer is a former Air National Guardsman who worked in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Enduring Freedom before joining the police force, a relative said. The family was running a hospital from New Jersey.
The Daily Beast is not releasing the officer’s name, and the Capitol Police have not identified him.
Authorities identified four individuals who died, including an Alabama sales representative who tweeted the COVID-19 treated hoax and a Georgia woman who was allegedly crushed into the crowd.
Benjamin Phillips, 50, from Pennsylvania; Kevin Grierson, 55, from Alabama; And 34-year-old Rosney Boyland of Georgia died Wednesday after having a “medical emergency” while “on a Capitol basis,” said Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Conte.
35-year-old Ashlee Babbitt was shot by a plain man after climbing through a broken window and trying to enter the chamber of the house. More than 50 Capitol and DC police were injured during the riot as Congress confirmed Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, which included several hospitals. All four deaths are under investigation.
While officials have not provided details on the medical emergency, Grison’s son said his father died of a heart attack. Fellow protesters said Botland died after being crushed by a mob, while Phillips suffered a stroke.
“My dad had a heart attack yesterday and sadly passed away,” Kylar Grierson said in a statement. “We all loved him very much. He made me the man I am today. Always going … Car to show me and to enjoy cars together. Him, my brother, and I would ride a motorcycle together and spend a good time together. He was such a great person that we all miss you so much. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. “
new York Times Reports state that Grierson collapsed while talking to his wife on the phone amid a crowd of fellow Trump supporters west of the Capitol Building. Emergency personnel rushed to help the father and began to narrow the chest, but were unable to revive him, the report said.
His wife, Christy Greenson, told times Her husband – who suffered from high blood pressure – was excited to attend the Trump rally because she believed the election was stolen from the president.
“She felt it was a glorious event on her mind,” she said, after her husband left her home on Tuesday and spent the night with a friend in Virginia. “I didn’t want him to go. I didn’t feel it was safe.”
Grierson’s wife also said that her husband was a “political addict” who “saw the good and the bad in Trump.” His social media accounts confirmed his affinity for the president.
In a July 28 tweet, Grierson falsely claimed, “Hydroxychloroquine zinc and Z-pack work to cure you of Kovid-19”, before adding, “Trump 2020 … Twitter sucks!” (There is no conclusive evidence that zithromax and azithromycin, used to treat various infections, and hydroxychloroquine, which are used to treat or prevent malaria, can cure COVID-19. )
Grierson posted on Twitter only six times since joining in 2019. While most are tweeting supporting Trump’s 2020 campaign, the 55-year-old Formerly called The Ohio government is a vocal critic of John Kasich-Trump – “the fool”.
According to his LinkedIn, Grierson was a senior sales representative for Allied Mineral Products in Athens for the past five months and had more than 20 years of experience in “security management and sales management”. He previously worked at Goodyear Textile Mill as a safety training coordinator for 21 years until 2006.
According to Axis, without confirming Boyland’s name, police said a woman was crushed in the crowd at the Capitol.
In an interview with News 11 alive, One Boyland’s sisters describe her as a “really happy, wonderful person” and share a picture of her smiling with a tattoo on her chest that says, “Beautiful disaster.”
Kenessa, Georgia, had a fleet of run-ins with the law. Court records show he pleaded guilty to stolen property as well as heroin and cocaine charges in 2011. Boyland was also charged with possession or distribution of heroin at least four times in Fulton and Cobb counties, in addition to battery charges, obstruction of law enforcement and trespassing for years.
On his Facebook account, Boyland shared videos of far-right activist group Project Veritas and Trump’s rallies. In one post, she rewrote the anti-vaxexer and coronavirus conspiracy theories. “I think kovid can be deadly or very dangerous for some people, but so are peanuts, strawberries, and shellfish,” Post says.
In another post shared on January 3, Boyland said that all hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations and convenience stores in DC will be closed by mid-January to prevent Trump supporters from converting on the city.
“EXTRA has a plan for food, water, blankets, supplies, and where to sleep for all patriots heading to DC. Patriots not going to DC, please echo this information, ”said the post.
Phillips, a Pennsylvania computer programmer, died of a stroke, just hours after coordinating transportation and driving a white van to rally for his fellow Trump supporters. Philadelphia Inquirer.
according to Inquirer, He said before the protest, “It seems like the first day of the rest of our lives, to be honest … they should name this year Zero because something will happen.”
According to LinkedIn, matching his name, Phillips was the founder of TRUMPAROO.com, a flawed website for MAGA supporters, and earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Temple University. He told me Inquirer Earlier this week he named the site after a stuffed kangaroo with orange hair and red, white and blue boxed gloves – and meant Trump-like.
Gody Smith, a keeper traveling with Phillips to DC, said the 50-year-old began calling Phillips when he did not show the group meeting post at 6 pm to return home. Finally, Smith pointed out Inquirer A police officer picked up the phone and said he suffered a stroke and died at George Washington University Hospital.
“Everyone was surprised,” Smith said. “It was a very somber drive home.”
Babylon, an Ocean Beach and 14-year-old Air Force veteran from California, posted in support of the violent QAnon conspiracy theory and was unwavering in his support for the president. In total, he sent 21 tweets referencing QAnon’s slogan, starting in February 2020. She also appeared to accept conspiracy theories that hospitals are claiming fake coronavirus patients.
Her husband Aaron Babbitt said that she did not travel to DC with him and that he had come to pick her up from the airport on Friday.
“Ashlee was both loyal as well as extremely passionate,” Bubbitt’s brother-in-law Justin Jackson told KNSD-TV. “She loved this country and felt honored to serve in our armed forces.”