Funeral procession to be held today for Butler County Sheriff’s Deputy Stephen Evans


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The funeral procession for Butler County Sheriff’s Deputy Stephen Evans will be Monday afternoon in El Dorado. It will last from about 1:30 to 4 p.m.

The funeral procession route will proceed from Butler Community College, around the SW Trafficway to Main Street, where it will continue north to Central, west to K-196 and back to Towanda Avenue to Boyer, where it will end at Walnut Valley Cemetery.

Deputy Evens was killed in a crash on Oct. 25. Evans was involved in a two-vehicle crash while on duty for the City of Burns. He was on U.S. Highway 77 making a U-turn.

Deputy Evans leaves behind his wife and three children. The funeral will be held at the Butler County Community College in the Clifford Stone Hubbard Welcome Center Monday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has directed flags to be flown half-staff to honor Deputy Evans from sunup to sun sundown on Nov. 1, 2021.

“My thoughts are with Deputy Evans’ wife, children, and loved ones during this difficult time,” said Gov. Kelly. “Deputy Evans served his community with compassion – I know his legacy will not be forgotten.”

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