State Police to escort physique of U.S. Capitol police officer killed within the line of responsibility
Motorbike escort unit from Bradley to North Adams, Mass.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Connecticut State Police said they would move the body of U.S. Police Officer William Evans from Bradley International Airport to his final resting place in North Adams, Massachusetts.
Officer Evans was killed on duty April 2 after a suspect rammed a vehicle into him at a barricade near the U.S. Capitol
The flight with his remains is expected to arrive in Bradley on Wednesday around 5:50 p.m.
“Motorcycle members of the State Police Traffic Services Unit will be escorted by Massachusetts officers in a motorcade to North Adams, Massachusetts, where Officer Evans will be laid to rest. The motorcade will exit the airport on Route 75 and pass through Suffield and Enfield before Cross the state line into Massachusetts on Interstate 91. “
Evans lay in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday in honor of the fallen officer.
Evans, 41, and another officer were hit by a car belonging to 25-year-old Noah Green on April 2, who got out of the car with a knife and was shot by police. Investigators believe Green was delusional and had increasing thoughts of suicide.
Evans’ coffin was placed in the Capitol rotunda for the second such commemoration that year for a force on the brink of crisis following the January 6 uprising in the Capitol.
Evans’ death came just three months after a violent crowd of President Donald Trump’s supporters broke security barriers and attacked the Capitol, injuring dozens of Capitol police officers. Officer Brian Sicknick died after dealing with the rioters, although officers are still unsure of what caused his death. Two men were arrested and charged with attacking him with bear spray.