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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Capitol police officer killed Friday in an apparent car attack outside the Capitol complex will lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda next week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Tuesday.

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Officer William “Billy” Evans, 41, died at a hospital Friday after being struck with a sedan driven by Noah Green, 25, according to police. Authorities said Green struck Evans and another officer before ramming into a barricade outside the Capitol complex and brandishing a knife at officers. The officers fired at Green, who was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

The other officer, who was not identified, was treated for injuries and later released from a hospital, officials said.

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“In giving his life to protect our Capitol and our Country, Officer Evans became a martyr for our democracy,” Pelosi, D-Calif., and Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a joint statement Tuesday. “It is now the great and solemn privilege of the House of Representatives and the Senate to convey the appreciation and the sadness of the Congress and Country for the heroic sacrifice of Officer Evans with a lying-in-honor ceremony in the U.S. Capitol.”

A ceremonial arrival will be held at 10:30 a.m. April 13 at the U.S. Capitol, followed by a congressional tribute at 11 a.m. A viewing period for members of the Capitol Police and members of Congress will commence at 12 p.m. ahead of a ceremonial departure scheduled for 6:30 p.m., officials said.

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“It is our hope that this tribute will be a comfort to the family of Officer Evans, particularly his children Logan and Abigail, as will the knowledge that so many Americans mourn with and pray for them at this sad time,” Pelosi and Schumer said Tuesday. “May this tribute also be a source of comfort and an expression of gratitude to the U.S. Capitol Police Force, which has awed our nation with their courage and resilience during this devastating time.”

Evans will be the sixth person to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda and the second Capitol police officer to be honored in such a way this year. In February, Officer Brian Sicknick, the 42-year-old officer who died following the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, laid in honor in the Rotunda.

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Several people have lain in state or in honor at the Capitol since 1852, when former House Speaker Henry Clay was first distinguished with the honor. In the subsequent years, dozens of lawmakers have lain in state at the Capitol Rotunda, including 12 presidents.

The first civilians to lie in honor at the Rotunda were Capitol Police Officer Jacob Chestnut Jr. and Detective John Gibson, who died in a 1998 shooting at the Capitol. Civil rights leader Rosa Parks and the Rev. Billy Graham have also lain in honor at the Capitol.