Minnesota to fly flags at half-staff in honor of US Capitol Police officers who died

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Sunday ordered all flags at state and federal buildings to be flown at half-staff to honor the "service and sacrifice" of two U.S. Capitol Police officers who died this week.

The order follows a proclamation issued by President Donald Trump earlier in the day and requires all flags to remain at half-staff until sunset Wednesday.

Capitol Police Officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood both died in the days after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

Sicknick, who joined the Capitol Police in 2008, died Thursday from injuries sustained during the assault as rioters hit him in the head with a fire extinguisher.

Liebengood, a 15-year-veteran of the department, died Saturday, according to a statement from the Capitol Police. A cause of death was not specified, but two officials close to the matter told the Associated Press he died by suicide.