Mass. native, Capitol Police Officer William Evans honored on one-year anniversary of his death

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Saturday marks one year since U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans was killed in the line of duty.

The North Adams native died after a driver rammed his vehicle into him outside the Capitol Building on April 2, 2021.

Now, the U.S. Senate has passed a resolution to honor Evans by placing a memorial plaque at the north security kiosk of the Capitol.

“Officer Evans gave his life to defend our nation’s Capitol – the heart of our democracy,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D, MN), who co-wrote the resolution with Sen. Roy Blunt (D, MO), said in a statement. “Billy Evans was a patriot, and we are forever grateful for his 18 years of service on the Capitol Police force. May his legacy continue to inspire all who visit the Capitol he protected and cherished for years to come.”

The plaque will be unveiled on the one-year anniversary of Evans’ death at the north security checkpoint where he was stationed when he was killed.