Ryan’s new freedom

Denis Ryan with partner Bev Pillar at yesterday’s presentation.  Picture: Louise Barker

Denis Ryan with partner Bev Pillar at yesterday’s presentation. Picture: Louise Barker

MILDURA will never forget the immense personal and professional sacrifices Denis Ryan has made over the past four decades in seeking justice for the region’s victims of institutional abuse. 

Mr Ryan, 86, said he felt “honoured” ­after Mildura Council last night bestowed its highest distinction on the former policeman, the title of Freeman of the City. 

He now joins the ranks of fellow freemen Glenn Miller (2005), Margaret Kelly (2005) and John Burfitt (2010) for their outstanding contributions, achievements and personal integrity. 

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