WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Fallen Capitol Police Officer and Massachusetts native William “Billy” Evans lies in honor Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol rotunda. Flags in Massachusetts are also at half-staff.
Evans was killed on April 2 when he and another officer were struck by a car during an attack outside the U.S. Capitol.
"[Evans] was defined by his dignity, his decency, his loyalty, and his courage," President Joe Biden said during a ceremony honoring Evans Tuesday morning.
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A statement from his family last week said that "While family was always first, Billy had the open, welcoming personality that led him to make friends with anyone he met. He relished bringing people together and making sure everyone felt included and had a good time."
Evans grew up in North Adams and was an 18-year veteran of the Capitol Police.
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(Photo: Courtesy of U.S. Capitol Police)