BOSTON (CBS) — Governor Charlie Baker ordered flags in Massachusetts to flown at half-staff until Tuesday. The move is as a sign of respect “for the service and sacrifice of the victims of the attack at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. on April 2, 2021, and in accordance with the Presidential proclamation.”

Officer Billy Evans was killed Friday afternoon while guarding the perimeter to the Capitol building. Evans was born and raised in North Adams, Massachusetts.

READ MORE: Massachusetts' 3 Casinos Have Encouraging Month In March

“There was a terrible tragedy in our nation’s capital. A frontline hero needlessly lost his life protecting others and another was seriously hurt,” the governor tweeted.

Baker also said there is no known threat in Massachusetts connected to the D.C. incident.

MORE NEWS: Plainville Firefighter In Coma After Contracting COVID-19

The flag order is directed at state-owned or control buildings and main buildings for public institutions, like town halls.

CBSBoston.com Staff