Al Sparkes – Retired Policeman

Alan Sparkes Retired NSW Police Officer Author:  'The Cost of Bravery'

Al Sparkes – Retired PolicemanABC Interview 29 May 2013


Al Sparkes is a retired NSW Policeman and in 1996 Alan dropped himself into a flooded storm water drain in Coffs Harbour to save a drowning boy. Alan was later awarded the Australian Cross of Valour, the highest civilian award available for his heroic acts of bravery.

Alan had a catastrophic breakdown and this is his story.

Alan also penned a book, ‘The Cost of Bravery’.

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