Pelosi Statement on Death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William F. Evans

April 2, 2021
Press Release

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the tragic death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William F. Evans in the line of duty:

“Today, America’s heart has been broken by the tragic and heroic death of one of our Capitol Police heroes: Officer William Evans.  He is a martyr for our democracy.

“Members of Congress, staff and Capitol workers, and indeed all Americans are united in appreciation for the courage of the U.S. Capitol Police.  Today, once again, these heroes risked their lives to protect our Capitol and our Country, with the same extraordinary selflessness and spirit of service seen on January 6.  On behalf of the entire House, we are profoundly grateful.

“Congress stands ready to assist law enforcement with a swift and comprehensive investigation into this heinous attack.

“May we always remember the heroism of those who have given their lives to defend our Democracy.  May it be a comfort to the family of Officer Evans that so many mourn with them and pray for them at this sad time.”