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Author Talk – Craig Semple

Thu 29 February at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join ex NSW Police Officer Craig Semple for an honest and insightful discussion on his book ‘The Cop Who Fell To Earth’
Thursday 29 February, 6pm
Bookings Essential: 6333 6281.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing on the night.
About the book
When a young 18 year old Craig Semple joined the New South Wales Police Force in 1988, he generally preferred to steer clear of trouble rather than turn and face it. But like so many young police officers, through a process of intentionally and selflessly turning towards danger, he gradually built resilience to fear. By the time he started locking horns with some of the most feared members of Australia’s outlaw motorcycle gangs, Craig thought he was completely bulletproof.
During a career spanning a quarter of a century, Craig Semple saw just about everything: murder, drug addiction, suicide, fatal accidents, armed robbery, organised crime and much more. Trained and shaped during a pre-Royal Commission era of alcohol abuse and loose culture within the force, he then survived a post-Royal Commission purge – when those tasked with cleaning up corruption themselves became corrupted.
Craig’s life and natural career progression suddenly jumped the tracks when his brother, a rookie police officer, was near-fatally stabbed by a drug dealer on the streets of Sydney. Now driven by a deeply personal motivation, Craig’s obsession with fighting drug crime took him to the brink of personal, professional and marital destruction. Attempting to give his family and career a new start, Craig moved to the New South Wales north coast, where he soon became the victim of violent crime at the hands of outlaw bikies. This was the catalyst for a ten-year personal battle between one regional detective and several outlaw motorcycle gangs.


Thu 29 February
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Bathurst Library


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Bathurst Library
70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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(02) 6333 6281
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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