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Kevin Vickers, hailed as hero in Ottawa shooting, becoming ambassador

Vickers credited with killing a man who’d stormed into Centre Block in October after killing a soldier at the National War Memorial


 
Chris Wattie/Reuters

Chris Wattie/Reuters

OTTAWA – The man hailed as a hero for stopping an attack on Parliament Hill will be named the Canadian ambassador to Ireland.

The Canadian Press has learned the appointment will be announced later Thursday.

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is credited with killing a man who’d stormed into Centre Block in October after killing a soldier at the National War Memorial.

Vickers was honoured for his actions in the House of Commons and has gone on to international renown, feted by world leaders and media personalities.

He is an Irish-Canadian from New Brunswick who had a lengthy career in policing before joining the House of Commons security staff in 2005 and becoming sergeant-at-arms in 2006.

Vickers will be replacing Loyola Hearn, the former Conservative MP and cabinet minister who was appointed to the position in 2010.


 
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