“Acting D.C. police chief Robert J. Contee III has said D.C. officers ‘saved democracy’ by coming to the rescue of Capitol Police personnel overwhelmed by the crowd.” We’ve talked a lot about the villains. Let’s talk about the heroes. WaPo: We got to hold this door.

+ Lawmakers want to award officer Eugene Goodman Congressional Gold Medal for heroism during Capitol riots.

+ Florida waitress uses subtle signs to save boy, 11, from abusers.

+ North Carolina cowgirl uses horses to inspire kids to improve literacy.

+ A nurse who works with Covid patients just won a $1 million lottery jackpot.

+ The Cat Who Came Back: Patches, Believed Killed In Mudslide, Shows Up 3 Years Later.

+ Lady Gaga to Sing National Anthem for Biden-Harris Inauguration. (If Trump had won, it would have been Ted Nugent.)