Moment of Silence to Honor Two Slain Capitol Policemen

Posted July 24, 2008 at 11:04am

Business in the Senate will come to a pause Thursday afternoon in remembrance of the two Capitol Police officers who were killed 10 years ago today.

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has requested that a moment of silence be observed for Capitol Police Detective John Gibson and Capitol Police Officer Jacob Chestnut, who were killed July 24, 1998, by a man named Russell Weston Jr. who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia.