THE manager of the Lindt cafe who was fatally shot in the Martin Place siege is being praised as a hero, responsible for allowing others trapped in the cafe to escape.
Tori Johnson, 34, was wrestling a gun from hostage-taker Man Haron Monis when he was killed.
Hero hostage: Cafe manager Tori Johnson was killed attempting to disarm the gunman.
It is understood the cafe manager decided to take action when the hostage-taker began to doze off after the siege had been ongoing for 17 hours.
He lunged at the gunman’s weapon, enabling others to flee.
The second hostage killed has been identified as Katrina Dawson, 38. The mother-of-three is the sister of well known Sydney lawyer Sandy Dawson.
Ms Dawson was tragically killed trying to defend her pregnant friend, AAP reports.
The NSW Bar Association has released a statement this morning.
“Katrina was one of our best and brightest barristers who will be greatly missed by her colleagues and friends at the NSW Bar,” Bar President Jane Needham SC said in a statement.
“She was a devoted mother of three children, and a valued member of her floor and of our Bar community.
“Our thoughts are with her family at this time, including her brother, Sandy Dawson of Banco Chambers.”
The barrister had been having coffee with her pregnant colleague when the cafe was taken over by the gunman. Her children, aged eight, five and three, were being informed of the tragic outcome this morning.
第二名遇难的人质是38岁的悉尼女律师Katrina Dawson. 她是为了保护她怀孕的朋友而被杀的。
Dawson女士是来自Phillip Street上 Eighth Floor Selborne 律师行的一名非常受人尊敬的律师，她是著名的诽谤律师Sandy Dawson和McKinsey & Company董事Angus Dawson的妹妹。
Dawson女士毕业于Ascham女校，1994年的高考中她取得了TER （2010年后改为ATAR)100分, 为新州高考状元。她在律师考试中也拔得头筹。
她有三个孩子- 2个女孩和1个男孩－都不到10岁。最大的孩子在Ascham and Cranbrook上学，最小的一个是四岁女孩。