After putting flowers at a casual memorial, folks observe a second of silence throughout Structure Avenue from the place a US Capitol Police officer was killed.
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The US Capitol Police officer who died on Friday after a motorist rammed a automotive into the police and brandished a knife will lie in honor within the Capitol rotunda subsequent week, congressional leaders mentioned on Tuesday.
William Evans, an 18-year veteran of the Capitol Police power and father of two kids, died on the hospital after he was struck by the car, the district’s Metropolitan Police Division mentioned.
“It’s our hope that this tribute might be a consolation to the household of Officer Evans, notably his kids Logan and Abigail, as will the information that so many Individuals mourn with and pray for them at this unhappy time,” Home of Representatives’ Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer mentioned in a press release.
The ceremonial arrival will happen within the morning of 13 April, with a congressional tribute and viewing interval to comply with.
Mendacity in honor – the general public viewing of an individual’s casket – is among the highest potential honors Congress has for a civilian. Solely 5 different folks have obtained the excellence for the reason that honor was created in 1998.
Three of these folks had been Capitol Law enforcement officials who died in assaults on the Capitol, together with Brian Sicknick, the officer who died from accidents suffered on 6 January, when lots of of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the establishment.
A second police officer who was hit by the automotive was additionally injured.