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CT troopers escort fallen Capitol Police officer

Photo by Peter Yankowski

April 14, 2021 Updated: April 14, 2021, 9:32 p.m.

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WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 13: The coffin of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William Evans is carried by a Joint Service Honor Guard on the Capitol’s Eastern Front after he closed in the Rotunda on April 13, 2021 in Washington, DC Honored. Evans was killed and another injured after a man rammed through security and crashed into a barrier at the complex that forced him to lock down less than three months after the mob riot at Congress. (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool / Getty Images)

Pool / Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 13: (LR) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Chairman Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Minority Chairman Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Chairman Kevin McCarthy (R.-CA) Watch as the coffin of U.S. Capitol Police officer William Evans is carried down the steps of the Eastern Front of the Capitol on April 13, 2021 in Washington, DC, by a Joint Service Honor Guard, in honor of the rotunda.  Evans was killed and another injured after a man rammed through security and crashed into a barrier at the complex that forced him to lock down less than three months after the mob riot at Congress.  (Photo by Jabin Botsford-Pool / Getty Images)2of6th

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 13: (LR) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Chairman Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Minority Chairman Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Chairman Kevin McCarthy (R.-CA) Watch as the coffin of U.S. Capitol Police officer William Evans is carried down the steps of the Eastern Front of the Capitol on April 13, 2021 in Washington, DC, by a Joint Service Honor Guard, in honor of the rotunda. Evans was killed and another injured after a man rammed through security and crashed into a barrier at the complex that forced him to lock down less than three months after the mob riot at Congress. (Photo by Jabin Botsford-Pool / Getty Images)

Pool / Getty Images3rdof6thWASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 13: The coffin of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William Evans is carried by a Joint Service Honor Guard on the Capitol's Eastern Front after he closed in the Rotunda on April 13, 2021 in Washington, DC Honored.  Evans was killed and another injured after a man rammed through security and crashed into a barrier at the complex that forced him to lock down less than three months after the mob riot at Congress.  (Photo by Jabin Botsford-Pool / Getty Images)4thof6th

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 13: The coffin of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William Evans is carried by a Joint Service Honor Guard on the Capitol’s Eastern Front after he closed in the Rotunda on April 13, 2021 in Washington, DC Honored. Evans was killed and another injured after a man rammed through security and crashed into a barrier at the complex that forced him to lock down less than three months after the mob riot at Congress. (Photo by Jabin Botsford-Pool / Getty Images)

Pool / Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 13: Family members of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William Evans, including Mrs. Shannon Terranova, their 9-year-old son Logan, and 7-year-old daughter Abigail watch his coffin being carried by a Joint Service of Honor Guard the steps of the Capitol's Eastern Front after lying in honor in the Rotunda on April 13, 2021 in Washington, DC.  Evans was killed and another injured after a man rammed through security and crashed into a barrier at the complex that forced him to lock down less than three months after the mob riot at Congress.  (Photo by Jabin Botsford-Pool / Getty Images)5of6th

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 13: Family members of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William Evans, including Mrs. Shannon Terranova, their 9-year-old son Logan, and 7-year-old daughter Abigail watch his coffin being carried by a Joint Service of Honor Guard the steps of the Capitol’s Eastern Front after lying in honor in the Rotunda on April 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. Evans was killed and another injured after a man rammed through security and crashed into a barrier at the complex that forced him to lock down less than three months after the mob riot at Congress. (Photo by Jabin Botsford-Pool / Getty Images)

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WINDSOR LOCKS – State Police helped move the body of U.S. Capitol Police officer William Evans to Massachusetts on Wednesday night.

Evans, an 18-year-old veteran with the force, was killed earlier this month after being rammed by a vehicle near the Capitol in Washington, DC, the Associated Press reported. The driver of the vehicle was fatally shot by another officer after showing up with a knife.

The incident occurred just weeks after the violent attack on the Capitol on January 6, in which several people were killed, including Officer Brian Sicknick. Howard Liebengood, another officer, died of suicide in the days that followed.

Evans, known as Billy, was honored in the U.S. Capitol’s rotunda on Tuesday when he was lauded by President Joe Biden and senior lawmakers, The Associated Press reported.

On Wednesday afternoon, Evans’ remains arrived at Bradley International Airport, where Connecticut State Police motorcycle units were waiting to take him to Massachusetts.

The motorcade was supposed to travel along Route 75 through Suffield and Enfield before crossing to Massachusetts, where Evans was buried in North Adams, according to State Police.

The video of the motor procession showed a black hearse with Evans, led by state police motorcycle units and police cruisers.

An American flag was visible over Evan’s coffin.

Peter Yankowski is a breaking news reporter for Hearst Connecticut Media. He previously reported for the Danbury News-Times and previously for the Ridgefield Press.

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