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BATHED IN BLUE: Melbourne pays tribute to fallen police

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Melbourne was bathed in blue last night, as the city remembered the four police officers who were tragically killed on Wednesday.

Landmarks and skyscrapers were lit up with blue lights right across the city.

Flinders Street Station, the National Gallery of Victoria and Police Association headquarters, as well as the academy, were among more than 20 city locations which turned blue for the night.

Assistant Commissioner for Road Policing, Libby Murphy, who has been investigating the Eastern Freeway tragedy, thanked all those who made an effort to turn the state blue.

“Thank you to everybody who has lit up a building, thank you to people are putting blue ribbons out the front of their house,” she told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell.

“They buoy us, they are completely heartfelt, they bring a tear to the eye, they’re wonderful.”

Jamie Russell, from entertainment lighting company Resolution X, which lit up 10 CBD locations, said he estimates 100 buildings in the city turned blue.

“It looked beautiful,” he told Neil Mitchell.

Image (above): The Police Memorial

Image (above): Police HQ – Spencer Street

Image (above): Parliament House turns blue

Image (above): NGV

Image (above): Federation Square

Image (above): McCrae lighthouse

Image (above): O’Brien Icehouse

Image (above): The view of the CBD from Ivanhoe

Image (above): Geelong’s Grovedale Hotel

Blue blitz: Victoria turns blue with tributes to fallen police

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