Former Warrnambool man Andrew Atkinson wore many hats in his 26 year career as a policeman.
He was part of Australia's longest running terrorism investigation, Operation Pendennis which culminated in the arrest of two militant Islamist cells.
Mr Atkinson recalls how he had to run interference as a target headed back to his car, which was being fitted with a listening device.
"My colleagues needed a few more minutes, so I approached the person of interest," he said.
Mr Atkinson bluffed and told the man to stay away from his sister and shouted a few obscenities. Luckily, his tactic worked.
Mr Atkinson shares this experience and many more in episode two of Copper Files.
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Presented by: Monique Patterson
Produced by: Kimberley Price
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