First in a series: 2021 in 5 photos Features Ashley Gilbertson's January 6 Photograph of Eugen Goodman

December 27, 2021 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

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December 27, 2021

First in a series: 2021 in 5 photos

Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman stands firm as rioters push toward the Senate chamber during the Jan. 6 siege in the United States Capitol

Above: Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman stands firm as rioters push toward the Senate chamber during the Jan. 6 siege in the United States Capitol.

Why it matters: "Goodman’s selfless and quick-thinking actions doubtlessly saved lives and bought security personnel precious time to secure and ultimately evacuate the Senate before the armed mob breached the Chamber," the Senate said in awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Goodman and others who protected the Capitol.

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