WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement honoring U.S. Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans, who was killed today on Capitol Hill. Police say a man rammed his car into officers and a barracade at a security check-point, killing Officer Evans and injuring another officer. The suspect was shot and killed by Capitol Police, ending the tragic incident on Good Friday.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the U.S. Capitol Police and the family of slain Officer Billy Evans.
"This has been a traumatic year for USCP Officers, who lost three of their own as a result of the deadly riot on January 6th.
"It was unnerving to watch another attack unfold on this holy Easter weekend, taking the life of a loyal 18-year veteran of the force and leaving another officer injured. These senseless acts of violence on fellow Americans must end.
"Our brave law enforcement officers guard their posts at all times, and Officer Evans gave his life today protecting the Capitol of this great nation. We are forever indebted for his valiant sacrifice.”
Read the U.S. Capitol Police statement about Officer Evans at USCP.gov.