William “Billy” Evans, the long-time U.S. Capitol Police officer who was killed on-duty Friday afternoon by a 25-year-old man who attacked him and another officer with a car, will lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda later this month, congressional leadership announced on Tuesday morning.
A 41-year-old father of two, Evans “was quickly transported to a local hospital in a United States Capitol Police cruiser with life-threatening injuries,” but died at the hospital, according to U.S. Capitol Police. The fallen officer will be one of the few private citizens to ever lie in honor, a ceremony that will take place on April 13 and contain a private viewing.
“In giving his life to protect our Capitol and our Country, Officer Evans became a martyr for our democracy. On behalf of the entire Congress, we are profoundly grateful,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said in a statement Tuesday.
“It is our hope that this tribute