USCP官员比利·埃文斯(Billy Evans)将于4月在国会大厦举行荣誉典礼 13

埃文斯, 美国国会警察部队的18年退伍军人, 原为 41 岁. 他是两个孩子的父亲,是北亚当斯人, 弥撒.

埃文斯 was killed Friday when a vehicle driven by Noah Green, 25, crashed into a barricade protecting the Capitol and rammed into Evans and another officer. Green purportedly came out of the car with a knife and was shot to death by police.

众议院议长南希·佩洛西, D-Calif。, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y。, praised Evansheroics Tuesday when announcing the arrangements to honor him at the Capitol.

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In giving his life to protect our Capitol and our country, Officer Evans became a martyr for our democracy,” Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement. “On behalf of the entire Congress, we are profoundly grateful.

Lying in honor is one step below lying in state at the Rotunda, which is typically reserved for presidents and elected officials. Evans will be the fourth Capitol police officer to lie in honor in history.

最近, Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who died from injuries resulting from the 一月. 6 暴动 at the Capitol, was honored at the Rotunda in February.

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A ceremonial arrival for Evans will be at 10:30 上午. 四月 13 at the East Front of the U.S. 国会大厦, followed by a congressional tribute at 11 上午. Attendance will be limited due to coronavirus restrictions.

Capitol Police Officer William "比利" Evans died Friday when an attacker with a knife lunged toward authorities, 官员说.

Capitol Police Officer William “比利” Evans died Friday when an attacker with a knife lunged toward authorities, 官员说. (United State Capitol Police)

A viewing period for members of the Capitol Police and Congress will follow before the 6:30 下午. departure ceremony at the Capitol.

It is our hope that this tribute will be a comfort to the family of Officer Evans, particularly his children Logan and Abigail, as will the knowledge that so many Americans mourn with and pray for them at this sad time,” Pelosi and Schumer said.

May this tribute also be a source of comfort and an expression of gratitude to the U.S. Capitol Police Force, which has awed our nation with their courage and resilience during this devastating time,” the congressional leaders added.

In addition to Evans and Sicknick, Officer Jacob J. Chestnut Jr. and Detective John M. Gibson have lain in honor at the Capitol, 在 1998. Two other civilians were also given this honor: Rosa Parks in 2005 and the Rev. Billy Graham in 2018.

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