(WASHINGTON POST) In Canada, they call job of sergeant-at-arms “ceremonial.” But as the Calgary Sun said this morning, anyone who thought it was an “archaic novelty now understands the man holding the sceptre has a deadly serious job.”
No law enforcement agency has yet officially confirmed that Kevin Vickers, sergeant-at-arms of the Canadian Parliament, took out the man who opened fire in the halls of the capitol in Ottawa Wednesday after killing a soldier. Nor has Vickers commented on his actions.
However, in multiple news reports, Vickers, 58, is already being hailed as a national hero who eyewitnesses say prevented a massacre that would have been nothing short of a national catastrophe.
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