Capitol Police Identifies Officer Killed Following Car Attack

Capitol Police Identifies Officer Killed Following Car Attack


The U.S. Capitol Police Officer who was killed after a suspect rammed a car into police Friday afternoon has been identified as Billy Evans, a long-time member of the capitol police force, the department announced in a brief statement hours after the attack.

“It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the passing of Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans this afternoon from injuries he sustained following an attack at the North Barricade by a lone assailant,” said Acting Police Chief Yogananda Pittman in a statement Friday afternoon, several hours after the attack. “Officer Evans had been a member of the United States Capitol Police for 18 years. He began his USCP service on March 7, 2003, and was a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder’s Unit.”

“Please keep Officer Evans and his family in your thoughts and prayers,” she concluded.

Statement on the Loss of USCP Colleague Officer William “Billy” Evans: https://t.co/JMAEbTcbAp pic.twitter.com/DPvkAv5ptO

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— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) April 2,

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