A police officer gunned down at his post in the U.S. Capitol was eulogized by his brother Friday as a hero, role model and one who "had a way of bringing people together."
"They call him a hero here - he's always been my hero," Henry Chestnut told thousands of mourners in Ebenezer AME Church in suburban Fort Washington, Md. "A bullet cannot strike down the system or institution of law and order."Capitol Police Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and detective John Gibson were killed a week earlier in a shootout with an assailant who was wounded in the attack. Hundreds of police officers from across the nation came to pay final respects.
Police say a security camera inside the Capitol's Document Room door entrance captured a chilling look at the firefight that killed Chestnut. The tape shows the attacker's left hand, gun drawn, and then Chestnut, who was talking to a tourist, crumbles to the floor.
The killer, face obscured by a wide-brimmed hat, walks through the metal detector and moves the pistol into his right hand. After a few steps, his body contorts, as though he shot or was shot at, before he runs out of the picture behind a woman.
A miles-long procession of police vehicles was escorting Chestnut's body to Arlington National Cemetery, where Gibson was given a hero's burial Thursday.
More than an hour before the start of Chestnut's funeral, color guards formed in drizzling rain in front of the church, and 26 bagpipers from the Chicago Police Department prepared for the procession.
"This is our tradition," said the band's leader, John McDonald. "In this job you have to stick together both in life and in death."
The man charged in the Capitol shootings, Russell E. Weston Jr., remained hospitalized with gunshot wounds, too ill to appear in court.
A fourth person shot during the gunfight, a 24-year-old tourist from northern Virginia making her first trip to the Capitol, said Thursday she can identify the gunman.
In her first public remarks, Angela Dickerson also said she knows who shot her, but she would not identify that person for reporters.