The following statement can be attributed to the Lord Mayor Sally Capp:
“We are all devastated by the deaths of four police officers in the line of duty yesterday, after the shocking crash on the Eastern Freeway.
“We respect, admire and appreciate the members of Victoria Police and all the work they do each day to keep our community safe.
“The flags at Melbourne Town Hall are at a half-mast today. From sunset tonight, we will light up Melbourne Town Hall in blue as a sign of our respect for Victoria Police members and our sadness at this tragic loss.
“Condolences, support and love to colleagues, family and friends at this difficult and sad time.”