Washington (April 13, 2021) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement after paying his respects to United States Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans today in the U.S. Capitol: 

“Officer William “Billy” Evans was a true American hero who gave everything defending his country and the sacred institution of democracy. All of us in Congress - members and staff - are forever grateful for Officer Evans’s service and sacrifice. He was taken from his loved ones too soon. My sincerest condolences and everlasting prayers are with Officer Evans’s family and friends, as well as with the community of North Adams and all of the Commonwealth, as well as his community in Virginia, as they work to heal from such a tragic loss.”