U of A still deciding on memorial to slain guards
The University of Alberta is still deciding whether to construct a permanent memorial to the armoured car guards who were slain in a shooting at Hub Mall in June.
In the days after the shootings, a makeshift memorial with flowers and cards appeared near where Michelle Shegelski, Brian Ilesic and Eddie Rejano were gunned down while they were loading an ATM with cash just after midnight on June 15.
The area has since been cleared away. Peter Ernst, father of Michelle Shegelski, said he would like to see something to remember his daughter and her co-workers.
"If they were to put up something in memory of those people that were taken, that would be very nice," he said.
Acting university provost Martin Ferguson-Pell says the university is still undecided as to whether to put up a permanent memorial.
He says the president's executive committee is reviewing how the university should remember this and other adverse events that have taken place on campus.
"What we're doing at the moment is putting in place a policy as to how we should best respond to those kinds of requests," he said this week. "So that's something we're still working on."
Ferguson-Pell could not say when the university would come to a decision about a memorial.
Travis Baumgartner, 21, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the shootings. He is also charged with one count of attempted murder in the wounding of Matthew Schuman, the only survivor.