Washington – US Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans will lie in honor of the Capitol’s circular architecture on Tuesday.
Evans, a member of the agency’s first responder unit for 18 years, died during an attack on the Capitol earlier this month.
In honor of Evans, several events are planned, including the arrival of the ceremony and a compliment to Parliament at 11:00 am, attended by Parliamentary leader Joe Biden and others.
The viewing period for members of the USCP unit will continue, and the viewing period for parliamentarians will be extended until the evening.The ceremonial departure from the Capitol takes place at 6:30 pm
On April 2, the man beat two police officers near the Capitol in a car, then attacked Rameda Barrier, killed Evans’s death, and hospitalized another police officer. Police fatally shot the attacker, 25-year-old Noah Green.
Speaking from the Senate floor on Monday night, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, the Republican Party, said Evans couldn’t have been “a more loyal guardian to keep us safe.” It was.
Senate leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y. On Monday, pointed out the importance of Evans lying in honor of the parliamentary amphitheater, “the very center of democracy he gave his life to protect.”
Only a few other civilians gave the honor, According to the history of traditional housesIncluding two other Capitol police officers who died on duty in 1998: Officer Jacob J. Chestnut Jr. and Detective John M. Gibson.
Although rare, Evans will be the second USCP officer this year. Brian Sicknick, a Capitol police officer who died after the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, It was placed in honor of the beginning of February.
The tradition of using the parliamentary circular architecture to pay homage to prominent Americans began in 1852, but historically its honor was given to military officers and elected officials lying in the state. Has been done. Nowadays, Congress allows citizens to lie in honor.
“To protect this democratic fortress, police in the Houses of Parliament” don’t take work for granted, “Schumer said on Monday.
This article was originally published in USA TODAY: Corrupted Parliamentary Police Officer William Evans pays homage to Parliament