The Rotunda of the Capitol will bury today police officer who was killed earlier this month when a car driver threw his vehicle at two police officers of the band’s guard and threatened them with a knife, APE reports.
18-year-old William Evans, a father of two, served in the police force Capitol, succumbed to his injuries after being taken to hospital on April 2, according to the Washington Metropolitan Police.
“We hope this honor will be a consolation to the family of Officer Evans, especially to the children of Logan and Abigail, as well as the knowledge that so many Americans are mourning and praying for them at this sad time,” she said. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Sumer in a statement.
This price is one of the highest reserved by Congress for a citizen. Only five other people have received this honor since its enactment in 1998.
The three were Capitol officers killed in the attacks, including Brian Siknik, a police officer who sustained injuries sustained Jan. 6 during a raid by hundreds of supporters of former President Donald Trump on Capitol.
A second police officer was injured in the attack earlier this month.