The late Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans, who was killed during an incident at the Capitol last week, laid in honor on Tuesday morning. Evans died after he and another officer were hit by a vehicle on the Senate side of the building; Noah Green, who was driving the unauthorized vehicle, was fatally shot by law enforcement after stepping out of his vehicle with a knife.
Evans arrived to lie in the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday morning.
— CSPAN (@cspan) April 13, 2021
Lawmakers in both parties, along with President Biden, paid tribute to Evans’ sacrifice and service.
Officer Billy Evans died defending this Capitol, its institutions, and the thousands of people who work here. Today the Senate and the entire country are holding Officer Evans and his family in our thoughts and prayers. His sacrifice will not be forgotten.
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) April 13, 2021
On April 2, a senseless attack on the Capitol claimed the life of Officer William “Billy” Evans.
Officer Evans will lie in honor under the Capitol rotunda, at the very center of the democracy he gave his life to protect.
A service in his memory will take place tomorrow morning.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 12, 2021
Today, we honor a martyr for our democracy, Officer William F. Evans, who will lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda. May this tribute be a source of comfort & an expression of gratitude to the Capitol Police Force, which has awed our nation with their resilience during this time.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) April 13, 2021
With heavy hearts and in recognition of his courage and sacrifice, a grateful nation bids farewell to Officer Billy Evans, a true hero. His loss is enormous—our prayers are with his two children, his families, and his colleagues in Capitol Police.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 13, 2021
The fallen officer leaves behind his wife and two children. He is the second Capitol Police Officer to be killed in the line of duty this year.
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