President Biden has ordered all United States flags to half-staff immediately through April 6, 2021, as a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of the victims of the U.S. Capitol attack on Friday, April 2nd. The flags at the City of West Hollywood have been lowered.
A man by the name of Noah Green, 25, has been identifed by law enforcement as the suspect who drove his vehicle into two U.S. Capital police officers on Friday afternoon. He rammed his vehicle into two USCP officers near the Capitol and then continued to hit the barrier on Constitution Avenue. Green exited his car, brandishing a knife and lunged at the U.S. Capitol Police officers.” He ignored verbal commands and the officers shot him. He later died at a hospital.
Officer, William ‘Billy’ Evans, died from injuries he sustained following the Capitol attack at the North Barricade.
The White House Proclamation on Honoring United States Capitol Police Officers dated April 02, 2021, reads as follows:
As a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of the victims of the attack at the United States Capitol on Friday, April 2, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, April 6, 2021. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.