End Of Watch As Officer Evans Was Laid To Rest Yesterday
Officer William "Billy" Evans Came Home Wednesday Night to His Home in North Adams and Thursday laid to rest Next to his Father in Bellevue Cemetery In Adams.
The rain Pouring down did not deter hundreds of people who came out to show support and respect for Evans and his family, colleagues, and law enforcement officers as they mourned the death of Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans, who was murdered April 2 as he performed his duty protecting our Republic’s seat of government.
By 1 p.m., the time of the funeral procession along Park Street in Adams for fallen U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans, hundreds were lining streets while sporting umbrellas and American flags that Adams Bank were handing out to everyone there.
A cold rain fell upon those who gathered outside Saint Stanislaus Kostka Church and, later, in Bellevue Cemetery in Adams, in the far northwest corner of the Commonwealth, The funeral was private with family and friends, and public officials including Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, U.S. Rep. Richie Neal, state Sen. Adam Hinds, state Reps. John Barrett III and William "Smitty" Pignatelli, North Adams Mayor Thomas Bernard and City Councilors Lisa Blackmer and Jason Laforest and Adams officials.
Also in attendance along with local, state, and regional law enforcement, included Adams Police Chief Scott Kelley, North Adams Police Chief Jason Wood, and Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn Also in attendance were a contingent from the United States Capitol Police, well over a hundred Massachusetts State Troopers, and local officers.