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Eugene Goodman

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Crime Fighter

The Resume

    (1980- )
    United States Capitol Police officer
    Diverted insurrectionists from the unsecured Senate chamber during the storming to the US Capitol (January 6, 2021)

Why he might be annoying:

    He got the attention of the mob by shoving the lead person.
    Some commentators felt that backing up and running away was a sign of weakness.
    Igor Bibic, the HuffPost reporter who videotaped his confrontation, did not realize the importance of the officer's actions.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He served with the 101st Airborne in Iraq.
    Members of his company described him as 'calm, cool, and collected.'
    He faced a mob without backup from other officers and with only a baton for protection.
    Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) credited him with having 'single-handedly prevented untold bloodshed.'
    The US Senate voted by unanimous voice consent to award him the Congressional Gold Medal (February 12, 2021).

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 363 Votes: 50.69% Annoying