Episode 6

Episode 5.2: Sgt-at-Arms Kevin Vickers and the Parliament Hill Shooting

Published on: 10th March, 2022

On October 22, 2014 Sgt-at-Arms Kevin Vickers walked from his office directly into the history books.

Within hours of his actions that morning, actions that he is quick to say were part of a larger effort by RCMP and parliamentary security forces, his name was known the world over as the Sgt-at-Arms who when duty called, his answer was immediate and unwavering - he grabbed his sidearm and without hesitation moved towards and engaged with the terrorist threat.

In this episode, Episode 5 Part 2, Kevin and I talk about the build-up to that morning, the role and nature of the Parliamentary Protective Service, and the level of fitness and discipline he maintained to ensure he was able to execute when the situation required it.

Under Reserve thanks Kevin for his time, and his service.

Next Episode All Episodes Previous Episode
Show artwork for Under Reserve

About the Podcast

Under Reserve
Life on the bench, at the bar, and on the beat.
Under Reserve is a show about law and law enforcement. Vancouver lawyer Dan Coles sits down with the individuals who shape and enforce the law domestically and abroad. From judges and lawyers, to police officers, politicians and soldiers - Under Reserve explores the stories behind extraordinary people who took an oath of service and who uphold the rule of law.

Learn more at www.underreserve.ca or Instragram @underreservepodcast

About your host

Profile picture for Dan Coles

Dan Coles

I am a trial lawyer and partner at mid-sized law firm in downtown Vancouver, B.C.

I am an advocate for freedom of the press and other media. I regularly appear in court as counsel for national and international news organizations. I assist journalists in obtaining access to court exhibits and I oppose publication bans, sealing orders, and in camera court proceedings. I obtain and resist injunctions.