Officer William F. Evans, Fatally Struck Outside the Capitol, Will Lie in State

Officer William F. Evans of the Capitol Police, who was killed when a car rammed into him outside the Capitol this month, will lie in honor Tuesday in the building he gave his life protecting, the latest tragedy suffered by a police force still reeling from the mob violence of Jan. 6.

President Biden is scheduled to visit the Capitol for a midmorning ceremony to honor Officer Evans, an 18-year veteran of the Capitol Police. He will join Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the majority leader; other police officers; and members of Officer Evans’s family.

Officer Evans will be the second member of the Capitol Police force to be honored in the Rotunda this year after being killed in the line of duty, following Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who was attacked by the rioters who stormed the Capitol in January.

“This has been an immensely difficult few months for members of the Capitol Police force and for everyone who works behind the scenes to safeguard the Capitol complex,” Mr. Schumer said on Monday. “In this moment of profound loss, we need to comfort each other and support members of the Capitol Police, who, in four short months, suffered a brutal attack by a violent mob and lost four of their friends and cherished colleagues. We must never — never — take for granted the work they do, day in and day out, to guard this citadel of democracy.”

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.