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The lone policewoman who ended a mass knife attack by shooting down a deranged killer has appeared at a vigil for the massacre’s victims.

Inspector Amy Scott fatally shot Joel Cauchi, 40, during his rampage at Westfield Bondi Junction last Saturday, April 13, that killed six shoppers and injured a dozen more.

On Sunday, she gathered with tearful mourners at a sombre candlelight vigil to remember those killed.

Groups of young people were seen crying and clutching knitted teddy bears at Bondi Beach’s Dolphin Court as the event began at 5pm.

The state government and Waverley Council organised a candlelight vigil to mourn the lives lost in the attack that shocked the nation.

Amy Scott: Brave female cop who shot Westfield Bondi Junction killer dead is seen for the first time since the horror tragedy – as thousands gather for candlelight vigil

Inspector Amy Scott (left) gathered with tearful mourners at a sombre candlelight vigil to remember those killed at Westfield Bondi Junction last Saturday

Hundreds gathered at at Dolphin Court at Bondi Beach for a sunset vigil on Sunday in honour of those killed in the Westfield massacre

Hundreds gathered at at Dolphin Court at Bondi Beach for a sunset vigil on Sunday in honour of those killed in the Westfield massacre

Hundreds of people gathered at the sunset vigil and held a a one-minute silence to honour the dead.

Hero cop, Inspector Amy Scott, was met with hugs from her colleagues as she arrived at the vigil for the victims of the attack.

She chased down the lone attacker and shot him before he could injure anyone else.

Crowds of young people were seen embracing and wiping away tears as the vigil got underway.

The prime minister is expected to address the crowd massed at the beachside vigil.

‘I think if we can stand together during the difficult periods, we can send a message that there are far more good people in this city than there are bad actors and there is evil,’ NSW Premier Chris Minns said on Saturday.

‘Those that have lost loved ones have said unanimously that they can feel the community support behind them and that they know that they’re not alone.’

Mr Minns said the vigil would be an opportunity to ‘stand by those that have lost loved ones and remember those that have been killed’.

Among those killed in the attack was security guard Faraz Tahir.

Mr Tahir, who had come to Australia after fleeing persecution in Pakistan, was killed attempting to protect shoppers from Cauchi.

‘He is not just a hero for us but the whole nation,’ Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association national president Adnan Qadir said.

Inspector Scott (pictured hugging a vigil attendee) shot knifeman Joel Cauchi during his attack last Saturday

Inspector Scott (pictured hugging a vigil attendee) shot knifeman Joel Cauchi during his attack last Saturday

Hero cop, Inspector Amy Scott (pictured centre), was met with hugs from her colleagues as she arrived at the vigil for the victims of the attack

Hero cop, Inspector Amy Scott (pictured centre), was met with hugs from her colleagues as she arrived at the vigil for the victims of the attack

Sunday's vigil, organised by the state government and Waverley Council, was attended by hundreds of mourners

Sunday’s vigil, organised by the state government and Waverley Council, was attended by hundreds of mourners

‘We are here in large numbers to carry on Faraz’s legacy by reflecting on his bravery, courage, and giving strength to our youth that they too must always be ready to serve others and, most importantly, this beautiful country.’

Five of the six people killed were women – Ashlee Good, 38, Dawn Singleton, 25, Jade Young, 47, Pikria Darchia, 55, and Yixuan Cheng, 27.

Counsellors and support services have been made available to emergency responders who have been on scene at multiple violent attacks in Sydney this week.



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