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William "Billy" Evans

Sunday, April 3, 2021

To the Members of the University Community:

It is with a heavy heart that I report that William “Billy” Evans, the United States Capitol Police Officer tragically killed yesterday in Washington DC, was a member of the Golden Bear Community. Billy graduated from WNE in 2002 as a Criminal Justice major, and began his United States Capitol Police (USCP) service shortly after graduation in 2003. He was a member of the USCP for 18 years, most recently serving as a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder Unit.

While at WNE, Billy was a member of the baseball team, bowling team, and campus activities board (CAB). In the past twenty four hours, Billy’s close friends from WNE have been reminiscing about their time with him on campus, describing him as someone who was extremely welcoming and friendly, humble, and always willing to help others.

Billy was a proud father of two children, Abby and Logan, with whom he loved spending time with.

Once again, we are called to pause and reflect on a great tragedy, and to reaffirm our sense of humanity in a time of sorrow and strife—remembering one who so bravely served our nation’s capital. Please keep Billy Evans and his family in your prayers.

Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D.