Capitol Officer Remembered For Humor, Paying Ultimate Price

This image provided by the U.S. Capitol Police shows U.S. Capitol Police officer William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year veteran who was a member of the department's first responders unit. Evans was killed Friday, April 2, 2021, after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife. (U.S. Capitol Police via AP)

(AP) — The 18-year U.S. Capitol Police veteran killed last week in the line of duty is being remembered as a man with a sense of humor who loved baseball and golf and was most proud of being a father of two children.

Forty-one-year-old William “Billy” Evans grew up in Massachusetts and became a U.S. Capitol Police officer shortly after graduating college.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that Evans will lie in honor in the United States Capitol Rotunda on April 13, a tribute reserved for the nation’s most eminent private citizens. He was killed Friday when a vehicle rammed into Evans and another officer at a barricade just 100 yards from the U.S. Capitol.


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