Eugene Goodman, the U.S. Capitol Police officer who faced down a mob of rioters during the attack on the U.S. Capitol building this month, escorted Vice President Harris at the inauguration.
Goodman accompanied Harris in his role as the new acting deputy Senate sergeant-at-arms.
After walking Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, from their motorcade, Goodman descended the steps of the Capitol and wheeled back to watch the entrance. Huge cheers erupted as he was announced to the crowd. He wore a beige overcoat, a lavender scarf and a black mask, the Washington Post reports.
“The man who saved the Senate,” Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) tweeted. “Standing ovation and cheers for a true hero, Officer Eugene Goodman.”