34-year-old Kennesaw woman among 5 dead at U.S. Capitol

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — The Washington DC police chief announced the names of the four people who died in the violent riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday -- one was from Georgia.

Rosanne Boyland, 34, of Kennesaw, died of a medical emergency, Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee said in a news conference Thursday morning.

Three other people died in the chaos. One woman, military veteran Ashli Babbitt, was shot by a U.S. Capitol police officer and later died. Bystander video shows Babbitt was trying to climb through the broken window of a barricaded doorway inside the Capitol when the officer fired.

Benjamin Phillips, 50, from Greentown, Pennsylvania and Kevin Greeson, 55, from Athens, Alabama died from medical emergencies, police said. It was not immediately clear how they died.

“They were on the grounds of the Capitol when they experienced the medical emergency,” Contee said.

Late Thursday night, Capitol Police announced one of its officers, Brian D. Sicknick, died from his injuries. According to a news release, Sicknick, 40, was injured “while physically engaging with protesters.”


While the Georgia woman’s cause of death has not been released, a D.C. police spokesperson told Channel 2′s Justin Wilfon that Boyland was “potentially crushed to death” in the riots at the Capitol yesterday.

In the days leading up to her trip to D.C., Boyland posted strong messages of support for President Donald Trump and others that accused President-elect Joe Biden of stealing the election.

“I know she was very passionate about the way she felt about our president,” said Jo McDonough, who knew Boyland since she was younger.

Boyland shared posts on her Facebook page earlier this week asking those heading to D.C. to bring plenty of supplies.

No other details about Boyland’s death or where it happened have been released.