Capitol Police officer’s family says his death ‘left a gaping void in our lives’

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Officer Billy Evans will lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda next week.

The family of Capitol Police officer Billy Evans, killed in last Friday’s attack, said Tuesday his death “left a gaping void in our lives that will never be filled.”

His family said they’ve has heard “countless” testimonials from people of all walks of life telling them how “warm, funny and caring” he was.

“He relished bringing people together and making sure everyone felt included and had a good time,” they said, adding that he had a welcoming personality that allowed him to make friends with anyone he met.

The family is asking for privacy and thanked the USCP and greater law enforcement community around the country and world for the outpouring of support they’ve received.

The American flag flying atop the Capitol on Friday was presented to Officer Evans’ family, Capitol Police said.

Authorities said he was struck just before a suspect then rammed his car into a barricade at the Capitol.

House and Senate leadership announced on Tuesday that Evans will lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda next week.

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