The ceremony will take place on April 13 and will include a tribute and viewing period for Capitol Hill police officers, the statement said. Only invited people are allowed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the statement said.
“We hope this tribute will be a comfort to Officer Evans’ family, especially his children Logan and Abigail, as well as the knowledge with which so many Americans mourn and pray for them at this sad time,” Pelosi said. and Schumer. “May this tribute also be a source of comfort and an expression of gratitude to the United States Capitol Police, who have impressed our nation with their courage and resilience during this devastating time.”
Evans will be the second Capitol Police officer to lie in honor this year, after Brian Sicknick, who died after protecting the Capitol during the Jan.6 uprising.
Friday’s murder was just one more blow to an already understaffed and overworked force that had to contend with the mental and physical injuries caused by the insurgency, sparking fears over the mental health of officers. Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood committed suicide after responding to the insurgency, as did Washington Metropolitan Police officer Jeffrey Smith.