A total of four people died during the uprising.
WASHINGTON, DC, USA – One of the people who died in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol was from Metro Atlanta.
The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department said Thursday Rosanne Boyland, 34, of Kennesaw, Georgia, was one of three people who died from apparent medical emergencies.
In an incident report, the department said first responders had been called to the Capitol, where they found US Capitol police performing CPR in Boyland around 5:00 p.m. She reportedly collapsed. According to the incident report, she was hospitalized but died shortly after 6:00 p.m.
A fourth person, 35-year-old Ashli Babbit, from San Diego, California, was shot dead in the US Capitol by the US Capitol.
The deaths came when a crowd of supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump broke police barriers and stormed the Capitol. The riot caused the police to lock everyone in the building. Members of Congress in the process of confirming the electoral college votes that would officially make Joe Biden president-elect were escorted from the chambers.
11Alives Paola Suro spoke to Boyland’s sisters who they called “a really happy, wonderful person”. They also said she went to North Cobb High School.
Boyland’s family and friends, in their grief, wish that the woman they loved so much wasn’t so involved in conspiracy theories and political beliefs that they would find it dangerous.
They describe her as a loving sister, an attentive aunt of two young girls who adored her and called her “Ro-ro”.
Rosanne Boyland was an avid supporter of President Trump, and her family said they were determined to go to Washington to attend the rally on Wednesday to hear him speak, despite objections from her sister Lonna Cave and Lonna’s husband Justin Cave.
“My wife was really upset about it and asked her not to leave for obvious reasons,” Justin said Thursday night. “They argued about it. They have different political views. My wife didn’t want her to go. You know she (Rosanne) felt passionate about it and she left. “
It was early Thursday morning when Boyland’s family received news that they were one of four people killed in the riot at the Capitol. You do not yet know the exact cause of death.
You speak of Boyland’s compassion, with others always coming first and, in many ways, lately leaving some tough times behind.
“Rosanne had had some problems in the past, like a lot of people,” said Justin, “but things really had been looking for her.”
Still, they were concerned. Her social media posts reveal how she was implicated in some of the pro-Trump conspiracy communities that Q-Anon and hatred of Joe Biden and his supporters have been implicated.
One of her friends, Sarah Lewis, said in a tearful Facebook Live post Thursday that she wished she and other friends had somehow figured out how to step in.
“I hope this is a wake-up call for everyone. Stop by your friends,” said Lewis.
“We all watched her go back and walked on those rabbit trails,” she said. “I can tell you that she had some demons (in the past) and had some problems, but she found her purpose in taking care of her little nieces and she was good to them. And she was really good to my children. … I don’t know why she did that, it doesn’t make a lot of sense, if you know her, you know how little sense that makes. “
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Justin Cave can’t stop thinking about how they could all have helped her and how they could stop her from going to DC for the rally on Wednesday.
“Our family is devastated,” he said. “Our family mourns on all levels, for our country, for all families who have lost or injured loved ones, and for our own loss … You know, Rosanne was really passionate about her beliefs, like many other people who probably were Went up there last night. But personally, I feel like the president’s words and rhetoric sparked an uproar last night that killed four of his biggest fans, and one of them happened to be my sister-in-law. And I I believe we should invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the President immediately. “
Her focus now is on finding out the exact circumstances of Boyland’s death and getting her home.