April 9, 2015 Ish

Ottawa police monitoring guards who watch over National War Memorial

As the guards who watch over the National War Memorial stand at their posts today, Ottawa police officers are watching their backs.

The Department of National Defence is paying the Ottawa Police Service an estimated 425-thousand dollars until November to provide a guard for the sentries.

The move comes after the October 22nd attack in which Michael Zehaf Bibeau fatally shot honour guard Corporal Nathan Cirillo in the back.

The memorial is under City of Ottawa jurisdiction.

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