Kevin Vickers to be honoured at Israeli Knesset
Josh Dehaas, CTVNews.ca
Published Monday, November 10, 2014 6:40PM EST
Kevin Vickers, the sergeant-at-arms who shot down a gunman inside Parliament last month, will receive yet another accolade.
Vickers will be honoured in the Knesset, the legislature in Israel, CTV News has learned.
Earlier this month, French President Francois Hollande singled-out Vickers in his address to Parliament. "I salute the courage of Kevin Vickers, who is known all across the world,” he said.
Vickers previously got an extended standing ovation from Members of Parliament when he carried in the ceremonial mace on Oct. 23 -- the day after he shot Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.
Zehaf-Bibeau had been firing his weapon in the Hall of Honour of Parliament on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 22, just after he shot and killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial.
Security officers shot Zehaf-Bibeau but he continued down the Hall, until Vickers finally stopped him.
The sergeant-at-arms has even received praise from comedian Stephen Colbert, who dedicated a segment to him during his Oct. 29 episode, in which he was compared to action star Bruce Willis.
Vickers, 58, is a veteran of the RCMP. He has been charged with safeguarding Parliament Hill and its occupants since 2005.