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William Evans biography: 13 things about US Capitol Police officer from Massachusetts

William F. “Billy” Evans was the seventh United States Capitol Police member to die in the line of duty in the department’s history. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA. (a)
  2. He is the son of Janice Tenczar Evans and the brother of Julie Evans Kucyn. (b)
  3. He has two children namely Logan Evans and Abigail Evans. (b)
  4. From North Adams, he and his family moved to Clarksburg, Berkshire County. (a)
  5. He attended Western New England University in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was a member of the university’s baseball team, bowling team and campus activities board. (a) (c)
  6. He knew from the time he was in college he wanted to be a U.S. Capitol Police officer, according to his childhood friend Jason LaForest, who was the North Adams City Council vice president in 2021. (a)
  7. He loved to make people laugh, especially with practical jokes and pranks, LaForest said. He was always happy and laughing, according to his college roommate Matt Derry. (c) (d)
  8. He was a talented athlete and musician, according to LaForest. (c)
  9. He loved golf and baseball, LaForest said. Derry also said he was  active in sports, particularly in baseball, golf and bowling. (c) (d)
  10. In 2002, he graduated from Western New England University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. (a) 
  11. On March 7, 2003, he began his U.S. Capitol Police service. He was a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder’s Unit. (e)
  12. On April 2, 2021, he was killed after an African-American man named Noah Ricardo Green, then 25, drove a car into a security barricade at the U.S. Capitol complex in Washington, D.C., USA. (a)
  13. He died at the age of 41. (a)


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