Biden Pays Tribute To Fallen Capitol Police Officer William Evans
President Joe Biden spoke at the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday, paying tribute to Capitol Police Officer William Evans who was killed after a man rammed his car into him and another officer at the Capitol complex on April 2. Biden was joined by Evans’ family for the event.
“Your son, your husband, your brother, your dad was a hero,” Biden said, then addressing the fallen officer’s children, “You are going to make it by holding each other together. By holding Logan and Abigail as tightly as you can. As long as you have them, you have Billy.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) reminisced about the fallen officer, calling him “a prankster.” Schumer told a personal story about Evans humoring some tourists who asked if they could ask him a question. ‘You already did,’ Evans said to them. The officer then followed sincerely, “how can I help?”
“Those four simple words,” Schumer said, were “his life’s mission.”
Evan’s honoring at the Rotunda is the second Biden has performed in recent weeks. Biden also paid tribute to Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died from sustained injuries due to the Capitol insurrection.