- For his heroic action that prevented what would have been very catastrophic, a US officer has bagged a new role
- Eugene Goodman has been appointed as an escort to newly inaugurated US Vice President Kamala Harris
- He had lured rioters away from the Senate during the insurrection on Capitol Hills on January 6
The rare heroic act of a US officer has again been highlighted with an appointment at the 49th US inauguration ceremony held yesterday, Wednesday, January 20.
The officer hailed as 'hero' served as an escort to the first female Vice President of the US Kamala Harris to the inauguration ceremony.
Eugene Goodman had made a move that helped saved lives on the infamous Capitol Hills insurrection that claimed some 5 civilian lives.
He had smartly turned irate rioters in the opposing way, away from an unguarded Senate chamber that had top US lawmakers in it, thus preventing an ugly turn of events.
According to a footage from the infamous day made by Huffington Post reporter Igor Bobic, and seen by Legit.ng, the courageous officer is seen running up a staircase just as a fierce mob chased him.
Upon getting to the top of the staircase, he had turned right as he figured that should he go left, he'd be leading the rioters straight to the Senate chambers where lawmakers were without any form of security.
Taking a right turn, he lured the Trump supporters into the hands of back up officers.
It took about a minute for the Senate chambers, where lawmakers debated an objection to Arizona's Electoral College vote count, to be secured. This was confirmed by a timeline of events of that day made by CNN.
Now acting Senate sergeant at arms, Goodman is set to be awarded by lawmakers with a Congressional Gold Medal, a recognition that is reserved for Americans with distinguished achievements and contributions for their country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Olusegun Obasanjo had stated that the US Vice President Kamala Harris may have her ancestral root in Nigeria, saying the 56-year-old former senator has "some Nigerian DNA."
The former president made this disclosure in his congratulatory message to the newly elected president and vice-president of the United States of America, Joe Biden and Harris.
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