MILLER BACKS TANNER BOOK – Friday April 26 2013

– Revered former police chief commissioner Mick Miller has praised an author who cast doubt on an inquest finding that former policeman Denis Tanner murdered his sister-in-law, Jennifer.
Mr Miller made the comments in a eulogy on Wednesday for a former detective who wrote a book on the case arguing that the coroner got it wrong.
The author of ‘Blackened Tanner’, former Detective Sergeant Ron Irwin, 73, died after a long battle with cancer.
Former Victoria Police deputy commissioner Carl Mengler also used Mr Irwin’s memorial service to back the book’s conclusion that the facts and circumstances of Ms Tanner’s death were far from conclusive.
Mr Mengler also read Mr Miller’s eulogy at the memorial service in Benalla, as Mr Miller was not well enough to attend.
Victoria’s former top cop, who said he met Mr Irwin at detective training school in 1970, whether was Mr Irwin’s instructor, praised Mr Irwin’s contribution to society through his community service work.
And he said Mr Irwin’s book was a search for the truth.
The Herald Sun revealed in June last year that new evidence in Mr Irwin’s book had convinced Mr Mengler – and three other former heads of the Victoria Police Homicide Squad – that Mr Irwin’s new evidence was compelling, and pointed to the conclusion that Ms Tanner, 27, had committed suicide at her Bonnie Doon home in 1984.
Mr Tanner yesterday appealed to Chief Commissioner Ken Lay to charge him with the murder of Ms Tanner.
“That is the only avenue left to me to be able to present the new evidence and clear my name, which I would be confident of doing,” Mr Tanner said – Keith Moor


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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