A quick Sunday morning #geolocation challenge. This image was shared on Reddit claiming to show the police officer killed during the events at the Capitol on January 6th. Can anyone find the exact location it was taken?
If we can find the location we can then review the video footage collected to see if it's possible to make a positive identification and discover more footage from around the time he was killed.
We do not know the original source of this image, only that it was posted on Reddit, so there may be a higher quality version from a wire service.
Quick as a flash, we've been pointed to this earlier thread that provides details of the location.
This image has been located, and part two of the investigation begins here

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10 Jan
We're looking for open source images of the moment when Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick was attacked on January 6th, which eventually led to his death, continuing efforts started by @No_Nazis_Please
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You can see the in-progress spreadsheet here: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
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