Brave share a lifeline at Sunraysia get-together

right: Australian Bravery Association’s Coralee Lever with association member and medal recipient Tom Voigt and Australian Honours and Awards Secretariat director Sharon Prendergast. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

right: Australian Bravery Association’s Coralee Lever with association member and medal recipient Tom Voigt and Australian Honours and Awards Secretariat director Sharon Prendergast. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

TOM Voigt still has sleepless nights over an incident in 1998 when he tackled, disarmed and restrained an armed offender.

He was awarded the Commendation for Brave Conduct medal in 2000 and on Saturday night was among almost 30 people who gathered in Mildura for the Australian Bravery Associ­ation’s annual Sunraysia get-together.

While Mr Voigt, who travelled from Geelong for the event, is still humble about “doing what anyone would of done in the same situation”, he is thankful for people he has met through the Australian Bravery Association.

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