Wider impact of Ottawa mass killings felt by first responders, teachers — and kids

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The gut-punch of the gruesome mass killings that left five family members and one acquaintance dead Wednesday is being felt widely in Ottawa — from the former teachers and classmates of two of the child victims to the police officers who rushed to the scene.

“There’s things that were seen by some of our members they’ll never be able to erase,” said Matthew Cox, the president of the Ottawa Police Association.

“It will always be in their minds.” 

Among the dead were 35-year-old Darshani Ekanayake and her four children, the youngest only two-and-a-half months old. The sole survivor of the attack was her husband and the kids’ father,

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