Captain Tanner is a long time Kirkwood resident where he currently resides with his wife and four children.
Captain Tanner is the Commander of the City of Wildwood Precinct. His duties involve the oversight of the day-to-day patrol operations in the Wildwood Precinct, which provides police services for the City of Wildwood.
Captain Tanner began his career with St Louis County Police Department in January 1990. He has served as a patrol officer in the South County Precinct and as a commercial rated helicopter pilot in the Tactical Operations Unit. In September of 2001 he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assigned to the Affton Southwest Precinct as a patrol supervisor. In July 2005 he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and assigned to the Wildwood Precinct. He was promoted to his current rank of captain in April 2014 and was named Commander in May.
Captain Tanner has received 54 awards, which include 2 Chief's Commendations and the Purple Heart. He is also the recipient of the John J. McAtee Award from the Mental Health Association, and the Community Service Award presented by the South County Chamber of Commerce.
Captain Tanner is a Marine Corps veteran and a graduate from St. Louis Community College with a degree in criminal justice. His hobbies include hunting and fly fishing.