Gov. Northam orders flags flown at half-staff in tribute to fallen US Capitol Police Officer

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Gov. Ralph Northam has ordered United States and Commonwealth of Virginia flags be flown at half staff on Thursday in respect and memory of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William F. “Billy” Evans.

The 18-year veteran and father of two lost his life in the line of duty on April 2.

Evans was killed when a vehicle rammed into him and another officer at a barricade just 100 yards from the Senate side of the Capitol. The driver, 25-year-old Noah Green from Covington, came out of the car with a knife and was shot to death by police.

The fallen officer was lying in honor at the Capitol earlier this week and will be buried in his hometown on Thursday, April 15.

“I hereby order that the flags shall be lowered at sunrise on Thursday, April 15, 2021, and remain at half-staff until sunset.”

Gov. Ralph Northam

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