Police officers injured in riot on January 6 to seek treatment at Walter Reed Medical


Treatment will be offered to eligible agents for a period of up to 12 months depending on available space and on a fully reimbursable basis.

WASHINGTON – Officers who were injured in the January 6 riot at the United States Capitol are now eligible for 12 months of medical treatment from Walter Reed Military Medical Center.

In a letter to Representative Jackie Speier, Assistant Secretary of Defense Gil Cisneros announced the decision.

“I granted the status of designated secretary to the police officers assaulted in the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol,” the letter reads.

The clearance ensures that officers injured in the riot can receive medical assessments and treatment for injuries they may have sustained on January 6, including head trauma.

RELATED: DC Police Officer Mike Fanone Says Savage Attack During Capitol Riot Still Impacts His Life and Mental Health

DC Metropolitan Police Department officer Mike Fanone was one of the officers who fought to defend the United States Capitol on January 6.

On Fanone’s bodycam video, you can hear a person in the crowd shouting “I have one! As Fanone is dragged into the crowd. At other times, you may hear Fanone screaming in pain and saying “I have children”.

Prosecutors said Fanone suffered a concussion and heart attack before being handed over to his colleagues.

Fanone is just one of the officers who was hit on January 6.

Treatment will be provided at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Treatment will be offered to eligible agents for a period of up to 12 months depending on available space and on a fully reimbursable basis.

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Officer Michael Angelo Riley, a 25-year veteran of the force, was charged Thursday with two counts of obstructing justice.

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