The US Capitol cop killed by a maniac who slammed into officers exterior the constructing Friday was identified as 18-year veteran William Evans.
“It’s with profound disappointment that I share the information of the passing of Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans this afternoon from accidents he sustained following an attack on the North Barricade by a lone assailant,” Appearing U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman stated.
Evans joined the division in 2003 and served as a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder’s Unit.
Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) stated, “I’m heartbroken that Officer William F. Evans was killed in the road of responsibility defending the Capitol.”
“His identify will go down in historical past for his selfless sacrifice,” McConnell added in a press release posted on Twitter.
“The Senate is praying laborious for the second injured officer and for Officer Evans’s household and buddies. We couldn’t be extra grateful for the professionalism and heroism of the officers who neutralized this risk on the checkpoint and for the whole USCP pressure, who’ve needed to endure a lot in only a few brief months.”
Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) additionally counseled Evans for his “heroic” actions Friday, calling him a “martyr for our democracy.”
“Immediately, as soon as once more, these heroes risked their lives to guard our Capitol and our Nation, with the identical extraordinary selflessness and spirit of service seen on January 6,” Pelosi stated in a press release. “On behalf of the whole Home, we’re profoundly grateful.
“Might we all the time bear in mind the heroism of those that have given their lives to defend our Democracy. Might or not it’s a consolation to the household of Officer Evans that so many mourn with them and pray for them at this unhappy time.”
Noah Inexperienced, 25, a Nation of Islam devotee who can be useless, plowed into Evans and one other unnamed cop simply after 1 p.m. Friday.
The opposite officer is recovering at a close-by hospital.