Howard Liebengood Bio, Wiki
Howard B. Liebengood is a United States Capitol Police (USCP) officer who is being reported to have died from an apparent suicide on Saturday, Jan 9th, 2021. The officer was among the men in blue who responded to the deadly riots in Washington, Capitol Buildings as insurgents stormed it while the Senate and Congress held a joining session to ratify Biden’s win.
Howard Liebengood Age
He was born in 1970. However, details of his exact date of birth are not known to the public yet. He was 51 years old at the time of his death on 9th January 2021.
Howard Liebengood Wife – Family
Details of his family are still under review.
Howard Liebengood Career – Senate Division
Liebengood who worked in the Senate Division, had been assigned with the force since April 2005. His father is the late Sergeant of Arms Howard S. Liebengood, who died in 2005.
Howard Liebengood Death & Cause
Liebengood is said to have commited suicide on Saturday, Jan 9th, 2021. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and colleagues,” the U.S. Capitol Police wrote in a statement issued on Sunday. “We ask that his family and other USCP officers’ and their families’ privacy be respected during this profoundly difficult time.”
The chair of the Capitol Police Labor Committee, Gus Papathanasiou, honoring Liebengood on Sunday afternoon said; “We are reeling from the death of Officer Liebengood. Every Capitol Police Officer puts the security of others before their own safety and Officer Liebengood was an example of the selfless service that is the hallmark of the USCP,” Papathanasiou wrote. “This is a tragic day.” The release notes that Liebengood was “among the officers who responded to the rioting at the U.S. Capitol.”
“We extend our deepest sympathies to Officer Liebengood’s family and we mourn the death of a friend and colleague who worked alongside us to protect the lives of the Members of Congress, their staff, and all who serve at the U.S. Capitol,” the full release read.
Howard Liebengood Family Statement
A D.C.-based attorney Barry Pollack, representing Liebengood’s family, emailed a statement on Sunday afternoon, “Mr. Liebengood’s family members wish to grieve privately as they mourn the sudden and heartbreaking loss of Howard Liebengood,” Pollack wrote. “He will be sorely missed.”
Howard Liebengood is the Second Police officer to die from the Capitol Riots
Liebengood is the second Capitol Police officer to die in just one week following the Capitol Riots, although details around the tragic event are still developing. The other officer, Brian Sicknick was violently killed in the insurgency riots on Wednesday, Jan 6th, in the nation’s capital, alongside dozens of other officers who were injured.
Sicknick who was 42 years old, was a New Jersey Air National Guard member who worked in Operations “Enduring Freedom” and “Desert Shield.”
USCP officer Eugene Goodman
Another USCP officer Eugene Goodman is being praised for his brave role in controlling the mod that stormed the Capitol Building as the Senate and Congress held a joint session to ratify Biden’s win in the November 2020 Presidential elections.