McConnell Mourns Officer William F. Evans & Thanks USCP

LOUISVILLE, KYU.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the incident at the United States Capitol this afternoon:

“Once again, brave officers of the United States Capitol Police have been violently attacked while simply doing their job.

“I am heartbroken that Officer William F. Evans was killed in the line of duty defending the Capitol. His name will go down in history for his selfless sacrifice.

“The Senate is praying hard for the second injured officer and for Officer Evans’s family and friends. We could not be more grateful for the professionalism and heroism of the officers who neutralized this threat at the checkpoint and for the entire USCP force, who have had to endure so much in just a few short months. And we thank all the other first responders who quickly arrived on the scene.

“Senators are currently in their home states, but we are in close touch with law enforcement as we continue to learn more about this terrible incident.

“On this Good Friday, I would ask that all Americans pray for healing for the surviving injured officer, for comfort for Officer Evans’s family, and for all the officers and families of our Capitol Police.”