Biden to pay respects to Capitol police officer killed in car attack – live updates

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US Capitol Police officer William ‘Billy’ Evans lies in honor in RotundaEvans died after an attacker tried to ram his car through security barrierSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email

2.33pm BST

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy reflected on the “courage and sacrifice” of Officer William “Billy” Evans, who will lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda today.

“With heavy hearts and in recognition of his courage and sacrifice, a grateful nation bids farewell to Officer Billy Evans, a true hero,” McCarthy said on Twitter. “His loss is enormous—our prayers are with his two children, his families, and his colleagues in Capitol Police.”

With heavy hearts and in recognition of his courage and sacrifice, a grateful nation bids farewell to Officer Billy Evans, a true hero. His loss is enormous—our prayers are with his two children, his families, and his colleagues in Capitol Police.

2.19pm BST

Posters of Officer William “Billy” Evans have been put up around the Capitol as lawmakers prepare to honor the US Capitol Police officer, who was killed on 2 April .

From an NBC News congressional reporter:

Today we remember Officer Billy Evans. RIP ❤️ pic.twitter.com/PHrEAvurD0

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