Bondi massacre: Cop Amy Scott breaks her silence, saying she was ‘doing her job’

Peta Rasdien
The Nightly
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NSW Police Inspector Amy Scott says she is “content” with her actions.
NSW Police Inspector Amy Scott says she is “content” with her actions. Credit: Supplied

The humble police officer who single-handedly ended the deadly rampage of the Bondi knifeman says she was ‘doing her job’.

After two sleepless nights, NSW Police Inspector Amy Scott has spoken of how she was coping in the aftermath of the massacre in which six people and the attacker lost their lives.

Insp. Scott has been widely praised for her bravery at Westfield Bondi Junction in Sydney on Saturday when she shot Joel Cauchi dead.

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As panicked shoppers ran for their lives, Insp Scott pursued the knifeman. Cauchi is said to have lunged at her after she yelled at him to put down the 30cm knife he had used to kill and wound shoppers but he did not comply, forcing her to pull the trigger.

After the shooting, Insp Scott administered first-aid but he could not be saved.

NSW Police Inspector Amy Scott has been hailed a hero for her bravery.
NSW Police Inspector Amy Scott has been hailed a hero for her bravery. Credit: supplied/supplied

Police Association of NSW boss Kevin Morton said on Monday he had spoken to Insp. Scott and she had told him that she was “content” with what she had to do.

“I spoke to her last night and again this morning, and she said, ‘It was a night with not a lot of sleep’.

“She knows she has been tagged a hero, but to her, she was doing her job.”

Hero policewoman Inspector Amy Scott shot and killed the Bondi Junction stabber.
Hero policewoman Inspector Amy Scott shot and killed the Bondi Junction stabber. Credit: Unknown/Supplied

Mr Morton said there would be a lot of support available to Insp. Scott as she processed her ordeal and contributed to the investigation into the massacre, which would take months.

“I didn’t ask her about the exact incident because she is yet to be formally interviewed,” Mr Morton said.

“Everyone will be keeping an eye on her obviously, there will be a lot of support from everyone.”

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