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