Ottawa shooting: NDP MP Paul Dewar talks about Kevin Vickers - Macleans.ca
 

Ottawa shooting: NDP MP Paul Dewar talks about Kevin Vickers

‘He’s a very playful guy … He is a gentle giant’


 

After the House of Commons resumed business yesterday morning, I asked NDP MP Paul Dewar to tell us about Kevin Vickers as he knows him.


 

Ottawa shooting: NDP MP Paul Dewar talks about Kevin Vickers

  1. Its my understanding that if a police officer was involved in any kind of a shooting incident, that they were always ordered to go through a deprograming process in order to look for signs of PTSD. Wouldn’t the same apply here? Shouldn’t Mr. Vickers be treated for this instead of sending him back to preform his duties in the HOCs. I know and understand this man went through a heroic event, but sometimes people who go through these kind events have a tendency to relive these events as well, at anytime. Any kind of sounds that are similar to the sound of a gun going off, can cause a flashback and place the person mind back into combat mode again. You done your country proud Mr. Vickers.