Eugene Goodman Wiki Bio
A Capitol Police officer is hailed as hero for driving a group of protesters from the Senate hall while violating the Capitol. A video shows Eugene Goodman facing a large group of protesters and apparently stands alone against them.
“His name is USCP Officer Eugene Goodman,” wrote CNN Reporter Kristin Wilson, who followed Capitol Hill. Do not forget your name. It almost certainly saved lives on Wednesday. Thank you, Officer Goodman. THANK YOU.”
Igor Bobic, a political reporter at HuffPost, became the first to share the video during a series of live tweets on January 6, 202, when pro-Trump supporters violated the Capitol building.
Eugene Goodman Video
Several people got on to a scaffolding outside Senate, took it to second floor, which looked like the area where McConnell’s office is located, and started banging on windows pic.twitter.com/IIZ21nkzFT
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 6, 2021
Bobic shared Goodman’s efforts to get protesters out of the Senate floor in a series of live tweets.
“Here’s the terrible moment when protesters walked into the building from the first floor and out of the Senate room,” he wrote on Twitter.
Wilson detailed the action in the video.
“@ Igorbobic is this moment in striking images. In front of the officer, there is a mass of rebels going up the stairs. The USCP officer looks to his left. Between these two chairs is the entrance to the senate floor. He pulled them to the right away from their targets,” he wrote.
Looking again at the video I took of the mob storming the Senate, there’s a moment when the lead rioter looks right for a second, before continuing to follow the officer left, away from the immediate entrance to the Senate. This happened at 2:14. pic.twitter.com/8oetsPvhIb
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 10, 2021
Susan Simpson, a lawyer in Washington DC, also described what she saw in the video.
“The officer initially knocked in the door, sees that he is unprotected and tries to block the way. More rebels fill the stairs after them and the officer seems to be going with a new strategy – pushing the rebel first, pissing him off, and then leading the whole crowd to the other side,” he wrote.
Goodman Is an Army Veteran & Served in Iraq
Goodman served in the US Army and served overseas in Iraq, he wrote on his Facebook page. It was posted at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. Campbell is the home of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The US Army Garrison is located near the state line between Tennessee and Kentucky.
Military.com describes the base as “a world-class community”.
Fort Campbell is a “World Class Community” and is home of the Screaming Eagles, of the 101st Airborne – the Army’s only Air Assault Division. Fort Campbell lies on the Kentucky – Tennessee border between the towns of Hopkinsville Kentucky and Clarksville Tennessee.
Clarksville, TN and Hopkinsville, KY are patriotic communities. American flags flying from many poles, and yellow ribbons serve as a reminders of those away defending our freedoms. As Fort Campbell Soldiers deploy and return from missions around the world, families, loved ones and the community greet them warmly.
Where Goodman Lives and His service history
Goodman has been a police officer with the US Congressional Police since at least 2011, according to online records listing state payments for USCP. Her LinkedIn profile says she works for Capitol Police and lives in the Washington-DC metro area. His presence on social media is sparse.