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Van Hollen, Cardin issue Statements on the Death of Capitol Police Officer William Evans

April 3rd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement on the death of Capitol Police Officer William Evans: 

“Today’s loss of Officer William Evans is heart-wrenching. My thoughts are with his family, loved ones, and all of the members of Capitol Police who are impacted by this tragedy. I continue to pray for the other injured officer and his family.  


“I’m thankful for the service of our Capitol Police and National Guard who risk their lives daily to protect our democracy and who have withstood immense hardship and pain over the last months. We are forever indebted to you and the sacrifices you and your families have made.”   


U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement in response to the attack at the U.S. Capitol Friday.


“Today, the nation mourns alongside the family of veteran Capitol Police Officer Billy Evans who died in the line of duty this afternoon defending the U.S. Capitol from an attacker. Officer Evans and his fellow officer, who also was wounded, showed incredible courage in the face of grave danger. Myrna and I send our condolences during this heartbreaking time to the Evans family and the Capitol Police Officers, who continue to stand watch 365 days a year, 24 hours a day at the heart of our democracy. We also extend our thanks to the National Guard and first responders who protect our great Capitol.”