New York Daily News

Capitol car-hit cop to lie in Rotunda

- Dave Goldiner

The police officer who was killed in last week’s car-ramming attack at the U.S. Capitol will lie in honor at the Rotunda as a mark of respect for his service, congressio­nal leaders said Tuesday.

The body of Capitol Officer William “Billy” Evans will be brought to the Capitol on April 13 for a string of ceremonies, becoming the sixth private citizen to be so honored.

“The United States Congress joins all Americans in mourning the tragic death of one of our Capitol Police heroes,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a joint statement. “In giving his life to protect our Capitol and our Country, Officer Evans became a martyr for our democracy.”

Evans was fatally struck and another Capitol Police officer was injured on Friday when Virginia man Noah Green plowed into a security checkpoint on the Senate side of the Capitol.

Law enforcemen­t opened fire at Green, 25, as he lunged at officers with a knife, shooting him several times, authoritie­s said. Green later died at the hospital.

Pelosi and Schumer called it a “great and solemn privilege” to grant Evans the honor and provide some comfort his family — as well as his fellow Capitol Police officers still reeling from the deadly Jan. 6 riot.

“The Capitol Police force ... has awed our nation with their courage and resilience during this devastatin­g time,” Pelosi and Schumer said.

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