He said he shared the pain of losing close relatives because he himself had buried two children
At a tribute ceremony led by President Joe Biden and congressional leaders on Tuesday, the U.S. Capitol Cavalry, William “Billy” Evans (William “Billy” Evans), gave his dedication to the country and his work He was praised for his love and playful sense of humor.
A special event to commemorate the dead officers was held in the rotunda. Evans was killed in an attack around the building earlier this month. He and another official were responsible at the roadblock of the building.
When Biden stared at the Evans family, he said that he did not know Evans himself, but he did know people like him, and they never refused when needed.
He added that since he himself had buried two children, he also lost the pain of losing close relatives. He said he prayed that Evans’ memories would make his family smile before tears broke down.
“I assure you that it will happen. It will only take a while. It will take a while, but when the time comes, you will know because he is still by your side. Biden said that this is still in their hearts.
Evans, 41, and another police officer were hit by a car driven by 25-year-old Noah Green on April 2. The latter left the vehicle with a knife and was fatally shot by other police officers. Researchers believe that Green has hallucinations and increased suicidal thoughts.
Evans’ coffin was placed in the rotunda below the dome of the Capitol. This is the second tribute to the security officers of the Capitol this year. The police were attacked by a mob encouraged by then President Donald Trump on January 6, and faced a security crisis.