CT State Police Escort Body of Fallen Capitol Police Officer
On April 2, Capitol Police Officer William Evans was killed in the line of duty protecting a barricade near the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C when a driver struck him and another officer outside the U.S. Senate in Washington.
After being laid in honor at the U.S. Capitol earlier this week, Officer Evans's body was transported to Bradley International Airport. Connecticut State Police escorted the body to North Adams, Massachusetts, where he will be laid to rest at Bellevue Cemetery.
According to an article by Hearst Connecticut Media, fondly known as Billy Evans, he was lovingly called 'King of the North' by his fellow officers. Trooper Josue Dorelus from the Connecticut State Police told WSFB-TV,
It's times like this in which we have to come together as a family, come together as a nation, and show our support for one another.
Officer Billy Evans loved the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and all kinds of board games. He is survived by his children, Logan, 9, and Abigail, 7.
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