WASHINGTON—A veteran Capitol Police officer who was killed in the line of duty on Friday when a man rammed his car into a security checkpoint will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next week, congressional leaders said.
Officer William “Billy” F. Evans, 41 years old, died when the suspect drove his vehicle into a barricade outside the Capitol building. One other officer was injured in the crash. Police said the driver, identified as 25-year-old Noah Green, exited his vehicle and threatened officers with a knife before being shot and killed.
“The United States Congress joins all Americans in mourning the tragic death of one of our Capitol Police heroes, Officer Billy Evans,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in a statement Tuesday. “On behalf of the entire Congress, we are profoundly grateful.”
They said they hoped the tribute would comfort Mr. Evans’s family, particularly his children, as well as Capitol Police officers.
In January, a Capitol Police officer died a day after sustaining injuries in an attack on the Capitol by a pro-Donald Trump mob. The officer, Brian D. Sicknick, lay in honor in the Rotunda in February.