Iddles an inspiration with his stories
WHEN one of Victoria’s most well-known policemen, Ron Iddles OAM APM, spoke at Falls Creek at the Elk restaurant you could have heard a pin drop in the room.
Mr Iddles, who is now secretary of the Victorian Police Association, gave a lunch presentation that had the undivided attention of an audience that came along to hear about his years as one of Victoria’s top cops at the end of July.
Mark Weir, manager of Elk Lodge at Falls Creek, said the session was informative and opened the audience eyes as to how the law actually works.
“Mr Iddles obviously has a wealth of information to draw on after decades as a member of the Victorian Homicide Squad,” he said.
“He revealed some of the outcomes of serious crime that he and his colleagues had investigated.
“The information he provided was not garnished or softened. It was raw, true to fact. It was backed-up by his knowledge and expertise he’s gained from his role. He stressed the importance of juries and how members of the public can be involved in the process.
“If you are a juror yourself you’ll learn from the inside how the law works. It was also stressed to take note of what people around you say, that could lead to a successful prosecution.
“He did say it wasn’t at times like what we see and hear in the media or current affairs programs.
“We were all inspired by his ability as a public speaker and his respect of the people involved in homicide.”
SNOWTASTIC SPEAKER: Ron Iddles spoke at Falls Creek’s Elk restaurant and enjoyed his time in the snow.