BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Eugene Goodman, the Capitol Police officer, that diverted the angry mob of pro-Trump supporters that stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, escorted Vice President Kamala Harris to the inauguration.
Goodman went viral after a video from the U.S. Capitol riots showed him distracting the rioters away from the Senate chamber and into an area with more police officers. He was alone and armed with a baton.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Some May See Even More Money From Potential Economic Relief Package
Since then Goodman got a promotion as the acting deputy Senate Sergeant at Arms.READ MORE: Family Updates Clayton Co. School Officials Lawsuit In Death Of 16-Year-Old Imani Bell
Goodman, an Army veteran who is from Maryland, has been praised for his bravery during the attack, and several congressional members want to award him for his actions with a Congressional Gold Medal.MORE NEWS: Newly-Renovated Atlanta College And Career Academy Opens Doors For Students