The household of Capitol Police officer Billy Evans, killed in last Friday's attack, said Tuesday his departure"left a deep emptiness in our own lives which won't ever be filled"
"The most important factor in his life were his two children, Logan and Abigail," his family said in a statement, followed by a photograph of Evans along with his kids, which Capitol Police published on Twitter.
"His many cherished moments were those spent together -- construction with Lego, using light saber duels, playing boardgames, doing arts and crafts and lately completing the Harry Potter collection. He had been always so excited to demonstrate how proud he was of what they did. Any chance to spend some time with his kids brightened both their own lives along with his. Their father was their hero before the tragic events of last week," their statement said.
His family said they have has heard"hundreds of" testimonials from folks of all walks of existence telling them how"hot, humorous and affectionate" he had been.
"He cried bringing people together and making sure everybody felt included and had a fantastic time," he explained, adding that he had a welcoming character that enabled him to make friends with anyone he met.
The family is requesting solitude and thanked the USCP and increased law enforcement community across the nation and world for the outpouring of support they have received.
The flag flying round the Capitol on Friday was introduced to Officer Evans' household, Capitol Police said.
Authorities said he had been struck before a defendant then rammed his car into a barricade in the Capitol.
"In giving his life to protect our Capitol and our Nation, Officer Evans turned into a martyr for our democracy. On behalf of the total Congress, we're profoundly thankful."