Tribute To The Good Guy With The Gun: Sergeant-At-Arms Kevin Vickers Receives Standing Ovation In Parliament

What a powerful and emotional moment in Canada’s Parliament yesterday, when lawmakers paid tribute to Sergeant-At-Arms Kevin Vickers.

The man who brought down the gunman who breached Canada’s Parliament Wednesday after killing a Canadian soldier was already back on the job Thursday.

Kevin Vickers, the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Canada’s House of Commons, stood steadfast while receiving a lengthy standing ovation from lawmakers after carrying the ceremonial mace into the chamber.

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The veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police shot and killed the gunman inside Canada’s parliament building. U.S. authorities have identified the gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, though Canadian authorities haven’t confirmed his identify. The soldier, ceremonial guard Corporal Nathan Cirillo, was killed at a nearby war monument shortly before the gunman entered parliament.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper paid tribute to Mr. Vickers, 58, who at times appeared to fight his emotions.

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