Goodman was photographed and filmed by HuffPost reporter Igor Bobic, whose footage quickly went viral on Twitter. Americans nationwide applauded Goodman for his quick thinking and selfless courage that saved Congressmen during the attack on the Capitol earlier this month.
"I shudder at the thought of what could have happened if Officer Goodman hadn't thought quickly and committed himself to his duty and his country," said Florida Rep. Charlie Crist in a statement. "As some will remember the worst Wednesday in our country, the patriotism and exploits of Officer Eugene Goodman renew my faith and remind us all of what makes America really great."
As a result of his exploits, several lawmakers from both sides of the aisle passed laws to bestow Goodman with them Congress gold medal, one of the highest civil awards in the country.
Check out the incredible moment below: