The police officer who stopped the stabbing massacre at a shopping centre in Sydney’s Bondi Junction earlier this year has been awarded for her bravery.

Today, she received the Commissioner’s Medal of Valour for her actions at a graduation at the police academy in Goulburn.

Inspector Amy Scott receives the Commissioners Valour Award during a ceremony at the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn
Inspector Amy Scott receives the Commissioner’s Valour Award. (Kate Geraghty)
Inspector Amy Scott receives the Commissioners Valour Award during a ceremony at the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn
Scott receives a certificate outlining her brave actions at a press conference later. (Nine)

According to NSW Police, the medal is awarded to officers who perform an “act of conspicuous merit involving exceptional bravery”.

NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb said it was her privilege to award Scott with the medal and certificate.

“Very emotional for me, and for Amy. It’s the first time I’ve presented such an award, such a prestigious award, since becoming commissioner,” she said.

Scott said she was “incredibly honoured and grateful” to receive the recognition, saying she was accepting it on behalf of her team.

“I don’t want people to forget how incredible they were on that day and you are only as strong as the people around you,” she said.

Inspector Amy Scott receives the Commissioners Valour Award during a ceremony at the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn
Scott acknowledged the six victims of the stabbing attack and their loved ones. (Nine)

“It’s really important for me to keep those people at the forefront of everything, so that’s where they are for me and they are always on my mind,” she said.

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Scott’s friends and family, as well as Police Minister Yasmin Catley and Premier Chris Minns, were also in attendance at today’s graduation.

“There’s no greater example to the Class of 362 than Amy being here today,” Minns said.

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