- The Washington Times - Monday, January 11, 2021

Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman is being hailed a hero after a now-viral video showed him luring an angry mob of Trump supporters away from the Senate floor during Wednesday’s violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Mr. Goodman was captured on video fending off a group by himself as they chased him up the stairs to the second floor of the Senate building, missing a right turn that would have taken them straight to the chamber floor. According to a timeline by The Washington Post, the officer and the mob made it to the second floor mere seconds after police had secured the chamber.

“His name is USCP Officer Eugene Goodman. Remember his name. He almost certainly saved lives on Wednesday,” CNN reporter Kristin Wilson tweeted Sunday confirming the officer’s identity. “My thanks, Officer Goodman. THANK YOU.”

One of the men in the video who pursued Officer Goodman, a man wearing a black QAnon shirt later identified as Doug Jensen from Des Moines, was later arrested by the FBI on five federal charges. 

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