U.S. Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman is set to throw the ceremonial first pitch at Friday's Washington Nationals game against the New York Mets.
Goodman, an Army veteran, was praised for his quick thinking after a viral video showed him luring rioters to chase him up a staircase and away from the Senate floor.
But in the aftermath of the riot, Goodman became an unwitting focal point of a months-long political battle over how to recognize officers who defended the Capitol that day.
The House ultimately passed a bill Tuesday that would award four medals to honor the officers from all law enforcement agencies who protected the Capitol January 6.
Smoke fills the walkway outside the Senate Chamber as Doug Jensen and members of a pro-Trump mob face off with U.S. Capitol Police officers on January 6.
Prosecutors have said Jensen, who wore a "Q" shirt at the Capitol, is a self-proclaimed "religious" adherent of the conspiracy theory "QAnon."
The Nationals announced Goodman's ceremonial role last week, noting the Friday home game would also promote the Neighborhood Heroes Fund, a program that supports first responders and is managed by Nationals outfielder Kyle Schwarber. »