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Statements on U.S. Capitol Attack

By David Wildstein, April 02 2021 5:26 pm

CONGRESSMAN CHRISTOPHER SMITH

“Our prayers go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer William “Billy” Evans who was killed in the line of duty on Capitol Hill today. The attack at the north barricade—which also injured another officer—is yet another act of brutal, senseless violence and underscores the extraordinary courage and valor of the men and women who serve and protect.”

U.S. SENATOR BOB MENENDEZ

“My heart is with the men and women of the U.S. Capitol Police and all Capitol staff, including my Chief of Staff, who are on the Capitol grounds today. We owe Capitol Police officers and their families a debt of gratitude for their bravery and service – esp. the officer who has died in the line of duty.”

U.S. SENATOR CORY BOOKER

“I mourn the loss of a Capitol Police Officer today and pray for the recovery of the officer who was injured. My heart is with their families and the entire US Capitol Police force. Forever grateful for their sacrifice and service.”

CONGRESSMAN ALBIO SIRES

“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. 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 gratitudeWhile the investigation into today’s events unfolds, I will continue to monitor the situationI offer my deepest condolences to Officer Evans’ loved ones, and pray they are comforted in this difficult time.”

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