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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 01:09 PM

'A martyr for our democracy': Biden, Congress honor fallen Capitol Police Officer William Evans

Source: USA Today

WASHINGTON President Joe Biden and congressional leaders paid tribute Tuesday to U.S. Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans during a solemn ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda.

Evans, an 18-year member of the force who served on the agency's First Responders Unit, died during an attack at the Capitol earlier this month. His body is lying in honor in the Rotunda, an unusual distinction for a private citizen.

Biden said Evans was defined "by his dignity, his decency his loyalty and his courage." The president said Evans reminded him of the kids he grew up with in Pennsylvania never scared of a fight, unable to say no whenever he was needed.

"He was the one who always kept his word," Biden said. "If he said he'd be there, he'd be there."

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-martyr-for-our-democracy-biden-congress-honor-fallen-capitol-police-officer-william-evans/ar-BB1fBn1b?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=DELLDHP

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 07:31 PM

1. A senseless loss.

But I feel like the country is slowly healing. Maybe some of the craziness is due to Covid-19 cabin fever.

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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 09:06 PM

2. Biden has known so many losses in his life, he is the perfect presiident to give comfort at the

highest level of our government. And he is humble and gracious.

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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 09:12 PM

3. Biden's words are so in tune, so perfect for the moment.

His empathy and also the way he honors the good in people naturally in everything he does, makes him the best "Consoler in Chief" we have had in my memory. Biden's everyman instincts are unerring as well.

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