The physique of US Capitol Police Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans arrives at Bradley Worldwide Airport; funeral scheduled for Thursday in Adams
SUFFIELD, Connecticut – The physique of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans arrived at Bradley Worldwide Airport on Wednesday night forward of his funeral Thursday within the city of Adams in Berkshire County.
The motorcade handed by Suffield, the place residents have been inspired to line the street.
Evans died on April 2 in Washington, DC, when a driver punched him and one other officer at a barricade exterior the Senate. He was the second Capitol Hill police officer killed within the line of obligation this yr; Officer Brian Sicknick has died after assembly with rioters through the January 6 rebellion.
A local of North Adams and a graduate of Western New England College, Evans was honored Tuesday in a ceremony on the Capitol Rotunda.
A personal funeral for Evans will probably be held Thursday at Saint Stanislas Kostka Church. Interment, additionally personal, will happen at Bellevue Cemetery, additionally in Adams. Evans will probably be buried along with his father, Howard Evans.
The city of Adams inspired residents to assemble alongside Park Road at 1 p.m. Thursday because the funeral procession marched from the church to the cemetery.
“We ask that in the event you select to rally on Park Road, you observe social distancing and sporting a face masks,” town stated in a Fb publish. “Please convey an American flag, if attainable.”