Congressman Panetta Statement on the Death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William F. Evans

April 3, 2021
Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) released the following statement following the death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans.

“Today, once again, our Capitol Police officers risked their lives to protect our Capitol and all it stands for, resulting in the tragic loss of Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans.  May we never forget the heroism of Officer Williams and all who have sacrificed so much to defend our democracy.  May his family find peace and comfort during this incredibly difficult time.”

“I will continue to monitor the situation and support U.S. Capitol Police as they investigate this senseless attack and mourn the loss and injury of their brothers in uniform.”

Officer Evans served on the U.S. Capitol Police Force for over 18 years, beginning his service on March 7, 2003, and was a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder’s Unit.  Officer Evans passed away from injuries sustained when a lone assailant deliberately crashed a vehicle into the Capitol’s North Barricade, inflicting injuries on another officer.