The ceremony will take place on April 13 and, according to the press release, includes a tribute and viewing time for Capitol Police officers. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, only invited people are allowed, according to the press release.
“We hope this tribute brings comfort to Officer Evans’ family, especially his children Logan and Abigail, as well as the knowledge with which so many Americans mourn and pray for them during this sad time,” said Pelosi and Schumer “May this tribute also be a source of comfort and an expression of gratitude to the US Capitol Police Force, who have impressed our nation with their courage and resilience during this devastating time.”
Evans will be the second Capitol policeman to be honored this year, after Brian Sicknick, who died after protecting the Capitol during the January 6 riot.
Friday’s murder was just another blow to an already understaffed and overworked force grappling with mental and physical wounds from the insurrection, leading to fears about the officials’ mental health. Capitol Police officer Howard Liebengood died of suicide after responding to the riot, as did a Washington City Police officer Jeffrey Smith.