Congressman Sires reacts to killing of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Willam F. Evans

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U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) is reacting to the killing of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William F. Evans, where a second officer was injured, stating that “these law enforcement officers deserve our profound respect and gratitude.”

Slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer William F. Evans. Photo courtesy of U.S. Capitol Police.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“It is with deep sadness that I learn of the death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William F. Evans, and the hospitalization of another USCP officer, following the attack at Capitol complex barricades earlier this afternoon,” he said in a statement.

“Capitol police officers are asked to put their lives on the line every day to protect the Capitol complex and the people who work there, and these law enforcement officers deserve our profound respect and gratitude. While the investigation into today’s events unfolds, I will continue to monitor the situation. I offer my deepest condolences to Officer Evans’ loved ones, and pray they are comforted in this difficult time.”

Shortly after 1 p.m. this afternoon, a man in a blue sedan rammed his vehicle into the North Barricade at the U.S. Capitol, striking two police officers. He then exited the vehicle and ran towards the officers with a knife before being fatally shot, authorities said.

Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman later announced that Evans was the fallen officer, noting that he was an 18-year veteran of the department and asked for thoughts and prayers for his family.

“It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the passing of Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans this afternoon from injuries he sustained following an attack at the North Barricade by a lone assailant,” she said in a statement.

“Officer Evans had been a member of the United States Capitol Police for 18 years. He began his USCP service on March 7, 2003, and was a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder’s Unit. Please keep Officer Evans and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”

Citing four senior law enforcement officials, NBC News has identified the suspect as Noah Green, a 25-year-old Indiana man.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Sires needs to go. He is rarely around here anymore, spending most of his time in right wing anti Castro Miami. The latinX people there are neo Nazi anti worker types.

    Sires is a DNC failed right wing anti worker DINO who does little or nothing for workers in JC. He is the problem.

    • A Capitol Police Officer loses his life protecting our Democracy and all you can do is disrespect his memory by attacking a well-wisher. Peddle your nonsense elsewhere. Trump would have landslided Sanders in 2016 and still defeated him in 2020, albeit by a smaller margin. Your iconoclastic, bombastic, misguided, and dangerous rhetoric would undoubtedly have the unintended but real result of having a moderate Republican defeat an extremist candidate of your ilk, because what you have sadly not figured out yet is that when push comes to shove, fundamentalist conservatives tend to defeat fundamentalist liberals in our Country. In the last 56 years, the Democrats ( of which I am a proud member) had ONE blow-out win: 1964 Johnson over Goldwater. Republicans have had THREE: 1972 Nixon over McGovern; 1980 Reagan over Carter, and 1984 Reagan over Mondale. You are probably against school vouchers. So am I. Mark my words. Just as Republican Brett ‘school voucher’ Shundler managed to get elected Jèrsey City Mayor when the Dems there could not agree to coalesce around the best alternative, and just as a Republican Assemblyman Jose Arrango was elected not too long ago in North Hudson because our Democrats were to busy fighting each other, the nomination of Mr. Oseguerra or the like to Mr. Sires’ seat will sadly but surely produce a flip to a moderate Republican, so I suggest you go back to wearing your rose colored glasses and reading your self-affirmation-bias posts in your internet fantasyland, and leave the heavy lifting of standing up to the Republican Party to those of us that actually have a successful record in Hudson County of standing up to the Republican Party.

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