. >> reporter: officer william "billy" evans, an 18-year veteran of the capitol police department, killed a line of squad cars, lights and sirens on, carrying his body to the medical examiner's office in a processional through downtown washington. it's an almost unthinkable blow for a police force still reeling from what happened january 6th and the deaths of two of their own today, unlike then, lawmakers are out of town, back home for the easter holiday but on a typical day senators and staff would have used this intersection to get to the capitol from their office buildings across the street. that's where our own leigh ann caldwell was in lockdown today. >> i saw the law enforcement. i just thought to myself what could be happening again? >> reporter: extra fencing put up after january's insurrection came down only recently, giving more access to the center of our democracy and in the heart of washington heartbreak tonight. and we are learning late tonight that the other officer who was hit behind me here is in stable and non-life-threatening condition, lester. >> and hallie, i know the
somber silence as the body of officer william evans laid in a place of honor at the capitol, a building he protected faithfully for 18 years. the u.s. capitol police officer was killed in the line of duty during an attack on april 2nd, leaving behind his grieving mother. >> he was defined by his dignity, his decency, his loyalty and his courage. >> reporter: and two young children 9-year-old logan, wearing his father's service hat, got a personal gift from the president of the united states, a challenge coin ♪ his daughter abigail, only 7 years old, wiping tears from her mother's face. but also creating a moment of levity when someone special rescued one of her toys from the ground >> a greater compliment does no one have than the president of the united states looking after your toys. >> reporter: remembered as a familiar smiling face to those who worked with him, now recognized by all as a hero >> your son, your husband, your brother, your dad was a hero, and it's part of you it's in your blood >> officer evans will be honored at a private funeral thursday in massachusetts. that's "
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