Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is a hero but won’t admit it, according to his brother.
Vickers has served as an RCMP officer for a decade, and yesterday, he helped to bring down gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau in a firefight inside Ottawa’s parliamentary buildings.
However, his brother Will Vickers says he will be too humble to take any credit for his actions.
“Kevin’s a very modest guy. Even though he’s a hero – I consider him a hero – he will not. He was just doing his job, and I just glad he was there at the right time.”
The applause was deafening as the Sergeant of Arms entered the House of Commons this morning.
Will says his brother’s heroism comes as no surprise, as Kevin saved him from drowning when he was 12 years old.
“Kevin was just out of depot at that time, and I just felt this huge arm come around me, wrap around me. I couldn’t move, and he told me to smarten up and calm down and he swam me to shore.”
Will Vickers says his brother, Kevin, has been a hero to HIM since that day.
Photo: Will Vickers, courtesy Moose FM