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The RCMP says the awards are intended to recognize the ``bravery, dedication and quick thinking'' of those who were directly involved in the events of Oct. 22, 2014.
   

On that day, Michael Zehaf Bibeau fatally shot honour guard Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial before rushing into Parliament's Hall of Honour, where he was killed in a flurry of bullets.


   

Former House of Commons sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers, now Canada's ambassador to Ireland, was lauded for his role in subduing Zehaf Bibeau, but there has been no formal recognition of others.
   

The RCMP was responsible for the grounds of the parliamentary precinct during the attack, while House of Commons and Senate security forces had jurisdiction inside the Parliament Buildings.