A petition has been created to try and grant the heroic Capitol cop, Officer Eugene Goodman, a Medal of Honor for his bravery during the riots, and it has just surpassed 10,000 signatures.
This man is a true hero.
Read on to find out what he did...
History was made last week in the world of U.S politics.
As the plans for Biden's presidency unfold, tensions among the pro-Trump community escalated beyond belief.
And, while it took weeks for the president himself to concede to Biden...
via: GettyHis supporters have continued to fuel the flames behind his various election fraud allegations.
And on Wednesday last week, those tensions reached a breaking point.
JUST IN: The entire DC National Guard has been activated by the Department of Defense following a pro-Trump mob bre… https://t.co/mEqRTqbOMh— CNN (@CNN)1609967074.0
Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...
via: GettyBreaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"
The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...
via: GettyAnd photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.
From this, more violence ensued...
BREAKING: Clashes reported inside the U.S. Capitol building https://t.co/2twyZAD6wJ— BNO News (@BNO News)1609961543.0
The scenes shocked people all over the globe...
via: GettyAnd the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
Shortly afterward, it was confirmed that there had been fatalities within the Capitol.
via: GettyChief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.
It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...
Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said Wednesday's events included four fatalities: a woman who was shot… https://t.co/246Qok143t— USA TODAY (@USA TODAY)1610011920.0
From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.
You’ve caused this, get on TV immediately and stop it - before people start being killed. https://t.co/59dqsiXEaK— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1609962613.0
He instead issued a series of tweets...
Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."
Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them, "Go home, we love you, you're very special."
Shortly afterward, all of his social media accounts were suspended indefinitely.
Nearly a week on from the violence, people from all across the world remain in a state of shock from what they witnessed...
And the thing that has perhaps saddened people the most was the amount of security and law enforcement working at the Capitol that day who were ruthlessly targeted by the rioters.
So many police officers and security guards had their lives put at risk.
Trump supporters hold down, surround, and beat a Capitol Police Officer during their violent insurrection. He’s l… https://t.co/XIp9EuHK5Q— Shaun King (@Shaun King)1610309359.0
Shocking footage even emerged of a cop being trampled and beaten by the rioters while laying helplessly on the ground.
But regardless of the risk that the police and security guards were in...
They ultimately saved so many lives on that day with their brave and heroic actions.
And one particular cop has been praised heavily for his actions during such a dangerous moment.
USPC Officer, Eugene Goodman, was the person who faced the angry mob completely alone when they first broke into the building.
Footage began circulating on Twitter that showed how Officer Goodman dealt with the terrifying situation.
Hopelessly outnumbered, he can be seen slowly retreating while stooping to pick up his only armament - a baton - as he carefully backs away.
He then sprints up the stairs, but he stops and turns to face the pursuing invaders at each landing, ensuring they don't break into a stampede behind him - buying valuable seconds for those in the Capitol he is protecting, all while radioing for back-up that seems an age in coming.
Goodman's quick thinking is evident when he reaches the second-floor landing as he throws a glance at the Senate Chamber door, which he realizes is unguarded...
Instead of backing past it and putting the rioters on a possible collision course with members of Congress, he gives the lead protester a small shove to keep his concentration on him, thus drawing the crowd up another set of stairs, where he is finally met with some reinforcements.
If it wasn't for Officer Goodman's brave and heroic actions, so many more people would have been hurt on that day...
And of course, he has been hailed as a hero by thousands of people online.
Following all of the praise, a petition was soon created for Officer Goodman.
The petition is asking for Officer Goodman to be granted the Medal of Honor, and it is fast gaining traction.
"Officer Eugene Goodman recognized a critical moment where the lives of others were at stake. He courageously risked himself to divert rioters and exemplifies the courage and bravery that is the hallmark of Capital law enforcement. In a very difficult time, his character shone through," the petition reads.
"He is an American hero."
The petition, which is targeted at Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Kamala Harris, is currently at a staggering 10,482 signatures at the time of writing - and it is increasing by the minute!
Congratulations, Officer Goodman! You can watch the shocking footage of his heroic actions here:
Here’s the scary moment when protesters initially got into the building from the first floor and made their way out… https://t.co/Q7MfKCbFE3— Igor Bobic (@Igor Bobic)1609963774.0
Make sure to stay posted for updates on this developing story.