‘Your Dad Was a Hero’: Biden Eulogizes Capitol Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans

President Joe Biden is honoring William “Billy” Evans, a police officer who died earlier this month after being struck by a vehicle while standing at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol.

During a ceremony to honor Evans, Biden spoke directly to Evans’ family, “Your son, your husband, your brother, your dad was a hero and he’s part of you. It’s in your blood.”

He continued, “My prayer for you is that moment of a smile comes before the tear, quicker, then longer.”

Watch his comments below:

The president also shared a moment with Evans’ daughter as he picked up a toy she dropped and handed it back to her.

While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was delivering remarks she recognized Biden picked up the toy.

“A greater compliment does no one have than the president of the United States looking after your toys,” Pelosi said.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) also had a message for Evans’ family.

“His mother Janice, who I was able to speak with last week, to Shannon, my heart breaks for you. It does. To Billy’s beloved children, Logan, Abigail, I want you to know that we are forever indebted to your dad. We will remember his sacrifice and your sacrifice forever,” Schumer said.

He added, “And to Billy’s friends on the Capitol Police force, these past few months have been devastating. Just as the scars of Jan. 6 have begun to heal, another wound had opened.”

Watch his remarks below:

In February, Brian Sicknick, another Capitol police officer, was granted the distinction of lying in honor in the Capitol Rotunda.

He died from injuries he sustained during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Responses

  1. So there are some cops that Dems like? How about the killer? No mention of Farrakhan. No mention of Farrakhan and Maxine

    1. HUH? They were not eulogizing the killer. They were eulogizing the VICTIM. WHY would “Farrakhan and Maxine” be mentioned? And where did you get the idea that Dems DID NOT “like” “some cops”? D’s believe members of law enforcement that are responsible for the death of unarmed citizens SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. HOW is that not liking members of law enforcement? By your logic, should we assume that R’s do not “like” law enforcement on the basis of their negative comments regarding the FBI? The Trump supporters attack on the Capitol that resulted in the death of one officer, the suicide of 2 other officers, and injuries to over 140 Capitol police? The 12 members of the House that voted against honoring the Capitol police for their service to the country on Jan 6th??

      1. Summer riots. 25 dead and over 2000k injured. Where are the Dems condemning this? Businesses burned and looted. Remember what Nancy said about the statue tumblers. “Folks gonna do what they do.” She didn’t have the same attitude at the capital bldg. Wake up Philly

      2. Summer riots. 25 dead and over 2000k cops injured. Where are the Dems condemning this? Businesses burned and looted. Remember what Nancy said about the statue tumblers. “Folks gonna do what they do.” She didn’t have the same attitude at the capital bldg. Wake up Philly

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