Michael Stenger who was the Senate Sergent at Arms and was in charge of Senate security during the day of the Capitol riot on Jan 6, 2021, is being reported to have passed away. His death was confirmed by Fox News which said that Stenger was reportedly shot dead on the morning of June 27 near his apartment.
1) Fox confirms that Michael Stenger, the Senate Sergeant at Arms who was in charge of Senate security the day of the Capitol riot, has died.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 27, 2022
Michael Stenger Career
Michael Stenger spent 35 years in the Secret Service and had short stints as an Assistant Director for the Office of Investigations and the Assistant Director of the Office of Protective Research.
In 2008, He became Assistant Director for the USSS Office of Government and Public Affairs 2008. The office coordinated with groups that included the United States Congress. Three years later, he went on to join the office of the Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate as Assistant Sergeant at Arms for the Office of Protective Services and Continuity, became Deputy Sergeant at Arms in May 2014, and Chief of Staff for the Sergeant at Arms in January 2015.
Stenger was nominated as the 41st Sergeant at Arms under Senate Resolution 465, put forth by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on April 16, 2018, after Sergeant at Arms Frank J. Larkin retired. This resolution was submitted to the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by unanimous consent. His stint as the sergeant at Arms would be foiled following the Jan 6 riot. Stenger repeatedly refused to request the assistance of the National Guard which read to public outrage on his conduct which later forced him to resign the same day.
Michael Stenger Death & Cause
Michael Stenger died on Monday, June 27, 2022, as first reported by Fox News. Stenger reportedly arrived in a friend’s car and was dropped off across a street near his apartment. Stenger crossed the street and was heading towards his apartment when he was shot and killed. The shooting was partially captured on surveillance video from cameras on a nearby building. The news of his death comes just hours after the January 6th Committee announces an “urgent hearing due to newly obtained evidence.”
Fox News: Michael Stenger, the Senate Sergeant at Arms who was in charge of Senate security on January 6th, has died.
— THE BIAS (@thebias_news) June 27, 2022