Friends and family of North Adams native William Francis “Billy” Evans, a Capitol Police Officer killed in the line of duty, are planning a golf tournament in his honor.

Evans, an 18 year veteran of the Capitol Police was killed Friday, April 2, in the line of duty when he and another officer were struck by a driver ramming a steel barricade near the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington. The other officer survived. Police shot and killed the driver.

In order to carry on the Drury High School alumni's legacy, family and friends from Evans's hometown are holding a golf tournament to raise funds and establish a scholarship that will carry his name. The Billy Evans Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to Berkshire County high school seniors who reflect the values Billy valued in his life including strong character, loyalty to friends and family, and commitment to the Clarksburg and Northern Berkshire County community.
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The golf tournament is planned for Oct. 2 at Stamford Valley Golf Course in Stamford, Vermont, just across the state line from Clarksburg. Registration for the Billy Evans Memorial Golf Tournament is $75 per person Contact the Stamford Valley Golf Course at 802-694-9144 to sign-up.

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