Eugene Goodman USCP Bio, Wiki
Eugene Goodman is a United States Capitol Police (USCP) who is being praised for his brave role in controlling the mod that stormed the Capitol Building as the Senate and Congress held a joint session to ratify Biden’s win in the November 2020 Presidential elections.
A group of domestic terrorists stormed the U.S. Capitol as the Congress and Senate held a joint session to certify the November 2020 elections on Wed Jan 6th, 2021. The skirmishes left five dead, the Capitol Police officer, and four protestors.
The officer initially scopes out the door, sees it's not guarded, and tries to block the way. More rioters pour up the stairs after them, and the officer seems to go with a new strategy – he shoves the first rioter, pissing him off, and then leads the whole mob the other way. pic.twitter.com/EPmOvDGEEP
— Susan Simpson (@TheViewFromLL2) January 10, 2021
In a video being shared widely on social media, he is seen leading a group of rioters and looks right for a second, before continuing away from the immediate entrance to the Senate.
The new details quickly had the officer being hailed a “national hero.” “It seemed at first like he was running away from the rioters, but was actually leading them to where he wanted. Great work,” one admirer, Ricardo Alouidor, wrote on Twitter.
Attorney and podcaster Susan Simpson also praised the quick-thinking “strategy” he used after being overwhelmed by rioters following him as he first “tries to block the way” through the open door.
He has been identified by CNN Journalist, Kristin Wilson
Kristin Wilson who is covering Capitol Hill for CNN wrote on Twitter, “This moment in @igorbobic stunning footage. In front of the officer, coming up the stairs is a mass of rioters. The USCP officer glances to his left. Between those two chairs is the entrance to the Senate floor. He lured them to his right, away from their targets.”
This moment in @igorbobic stunning footage. In front of the officer, coming up the stairs, is a mass of rioters. The USCP officer glances to his left. Between those two chairs is the entrance to the senate floor. He lured them to his right, away from their targets. pic.twitter.com/knjQQ4GZ0d
— Kristin Wilson (@kristin__wilson) January 10, 2021
He followed up with another tweet which reads, “His name is USCP Officer Eugene Goodman. Remember his name. He almost certainly saved lives on Wednesday. My thanks, Officer Goodman. THANK YOU.”
In the video, the officer is seen holding up the mob further downstairs, before retreating after the Senate chamber had been evacuated.
Thank you, Officer Eugene Goodman. 💕🇺🇸💕
— 🗽PennywiseDon’tPlayThat🎈 (@62cinmar) January 10, 2021
Five People died including a USCP Police officer
Five people died in the wake of the riots in the Capitol Building including a police officer, Brian Sicknick who was hit with a fire extinguisher and later died in the hospital. The other four include Kevin Greeson, 55, Benjamin Phillips, 50, Rosanne Boyland, 34 from Kennesaw, Georgia, and Ashli Babbitt, 35, an Air Force Vet who was shot by the Capitol Police. Rosanne is being reported to have passed away due to medical circumstances that were not detailed.
The White House released a statement mourning the loss of Babbitt following the news.
“The White House grieves the loss of life that occurred yesterday and extends sympathies to their families and loved ones,” Press Secretary Judd Deere said. “We also continue to pray for a speedy recovery for those who suffered injury.”
His name is USCP Officer Eugene Goodman. Remember his name. He almost certainly saved lives on Wednesday. My thanks, Officer Goodman. THANK YOU.