Today slain Capitol Police Officer William "Billy Evans" will lie in honor at the Capitol rotunda, one of the countries highest honors. Thursday the North Adams native will be laid to rest at home in The Berkshires.

A ceremony attended by President Joe Biden to honor Evans, who was killed April 2 when a vehicle rammed into him and another officer at a barricade just 100 yards from the Capitol building, was held morning. There is also a viewing period taking place today until 6:30 p.m. in which members of the United States Capitol Police Force and then members of congress will be able to pay their respects, before the ceremonial departure from the Capitol this evening.

After the events in the nation's capitol city conclude, Evans body will travel back to Berkshire County. Evans life will be celebrated and honored in a traditional funeral at St. Stan's Church in Adams this Thursday, April 15. Paciorek Funeral Home released the police officer obituary yesterday.

Evans is being buried with his father, Howard Evans, at Bellevue Cemetery in Adams. Both the funeral mass and the burial will be private for the family.

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An excerpt from the obituary:

William Francis Evans was born on February 18, 1980 in North Adams, MA to Howard and Janice (Tenczar) Evans. After attending elementary school in North Adams, his family moved to Clarksburg where he made a crew of lifelong friends. He graduated from Drury High School in 1998, then Western New England College in 2002.

After college he completed training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and became a United States Capitol Police Officer in March 2003. He has been a member of the First Responder Unit for over 15 years and assigned at the North Barricade, where his fellow officers came to lovingly call him "King of the North." He participated in bowling and baseball leagues throughout his life.

When he moved to Burke, Virginia, he brought with him his love of the Red Sox and Patriots. As an adult, he grew to love tabletop and board games and joined a community of players who became great friends. He spread his love of games to his family, with vacations spent around a table sharing laughs, critiquing strategies, and celebrating each other's wins. He was always eager to spend time with his children, and immensely proud of everything they did. They would always say they had the best time with their Daddioski.

Billy leaves behind his two children, Logan and Abigail, whom he loved beyond measure; their mother, Shannon Terranova; his mother, Janice, sister Julie Kucyn, brother-in-law Andrew, nephew Timothy, and niece Katherine; aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is predeceased by his father, Howard Evans. Billy died on April 2, 2021 in the line of duty.


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