Biden honors more than a dozen Americans for upholding democracy on Jan. 6

President posthumously awarded medals to law enforcement officers who died following U.S. Capitol insurrection

By: - January 6, 2023 3:55 pm

U.S. President Joe Biden embraces Gladys Sicknick, the mother of late Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, as she accepts a Presidential Citizens Medal on behalf of her late son during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 6, 2023, to mark the two-year anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack. Biden awarded Presidential Citizens Medals to police officers who defended the Capitol and state officials who resisted pressure to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.