President Biden Speaks at Lying-in-Honor Ceremony for Slain US Capitol Police Officer Billy Evans

President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and other leaders saluted fallen US Capitol Police Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans, who was killed after getting struck by a vehicle on April 2, with a lying-in-honor ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda on April 13.

Biden spoke directly to members of Evans’s family gathered among fellow officers and lawmakers in the Capitol on Tuesday morning. “Your son, your husband, your brother, your dad was a hero. And he’s part of you. It’s in your blood,” he said.

After delivering remarks to Evans’s family, including his mother, wife, and two young children, the president stood before Evans’s flag-draped casket as he made the sign of the cross, then stepped back and placed his hand over his heart.

Evans served with the Capitol Police since 2003. Credit: White House via Storyful

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