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US Capitol Police Officer Slain by Motorist to Lie in Honor

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Black bunting is displayed at the entrance to the U.S. Capitol Police headquarters, following the death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William Evans, who was killed on April 2, 2021 in a violent incident at a security checkpoint on the Capitol grounds in Washington on Monday, April 5, 2021. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

Tuesday, 13 April 2021 06:50 AM

The U.S. Capitol Police officer killed when a motorist rammed a car into two police officers and brandished a knife early this month will lie in honor in the Capitol rotunda on Tuesday.

William Evans, an 18-year veteran of the Capitol Police force and father of two children, died at the hospital on April 2 after he was struck by the vehicle, the district's Metropolitan Police Department said.

"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," House of Representatives' Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.

Lying in honor — the public viewing of a person's casket — is one of the highest possible honors Congress has for a civilian. Only five other people have received the distinction since the honor was created in 1998.

Three of those people were Capitol Police officers who died in attacks on the Capitol, including Brian Sicknick, the officer who died from injuries suffered on Jan. 6, when hundreds of supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the institution.

A second police officer who was hit by the car was also injured. 

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The U.S. Capitol Police officer killed when a motorist rammed a car into two police officers and brandished a knife early this month will lie in honor in the Capitol rotunda on Tuesday. William Evans, an 18-year veteran of the Capitol Police...
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