Tuesday was a somber morning on the Hill. The United States Capitol Police held a memorial service to honor the four officers who have died in the line of duty since 1984.
While an annual event, this year’s had added poignancy. It’s the 20th anniversary of the deaths of officer Jacob Chestnut and detective John Gibson, who died July 24, 1998, in a gunman’s attack on the Capitol.
Sergeants Christopher S. Eney and Clinton J. Holtz are the other officers who died while serving the force. Eney was accidentally shot during a training exercise in 1984, and Holtz died after a cardiac event in 2014.