I started working in law enforcement at age 19.
I worked in the jail which proved to be a great
training ground for me at the time. I then
started at the Police Department at age 21 and
have held several positions over the last 25
years. I worked in the low income area
(C.O.P.S.) unit for several years on a bicycle
before moving to a motorcycle in the traffic
unit. I started the departments first DUI team
in 1998 and worked Traffic Homicides and DUI
investigations. I then moved onto Criminal
Investigations where I worked in several units.
Most of my time was spent as the lead homicide
investigator. I am currently a detective and
loving life. I have been with my unbelievable
wife (Dragonfly) for 24 years . She is also an
associate member of the club. We have a set of
twins (boy and girl) who are grown. I started
out in the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Defenders
LE/MC and became the president in 2006. I then
started the Central Florida Chapter in January
of 2008. This club is all about brotherhood,
bonding, helping each other and others through
tough times. I truly consider the DMC to be my
extended family. This club is built on Quality
and not Quantity.
Live Life Play Hard
Vice President Patrick Lawson "Chubbs"
I was born a poor black boy in Cleveland, Ohio
and moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan as a poor black
boy. Graduated high school in Michigan and
joined the Marine Corps from 1984 until 1993.
I went to Europe and got married to my ex-wife
and joined the United Nations from 1993 until
1995. I have a beautiful daughter from
that marriage and child support for life, but I
am happy for both.
I moved to Naples, Florida in 1995 and joined
the Sheriffs office in 1996 as a poor black
man. I am a founding member with Defenders
MC, Inc., and love my Defenders family. I
ride a 2003 custom Electra Glide that has a
crash scrape on the front faring that gives it
character. Oh yeah I am still a poor black man.
National Major John Mckie "Bubba"
I was born in Portsmouth, Virginia when dirt was
clean. I moved to New Jersey after my fathers
Naval tour was completed. After working off and
on for Dupont, I joined the Marine Corps and
performed numerous duties as a Military
Policeman, such as Patrolman, Desk Sgt.,
undercover with then NIS (now NCIS) and even
undercover details with the Honolulu Police
Department. I was Discharged and am considered a
Disabled Vet, after a training incident resulted
in numerous surgeries.
I joined the Federal Bureau of Prisons and
perform numerous duties that included DCT
(Disturbance Control Team), SORT (Special
Operations Response Team (SWAT)), Medical
transport (Air/land) and Witness Protection
My wife and main support (Charm,) have 4
children and most recently 1 grandchild !
With the help of 6 Brothers we formed the
Defenders South Jersey II Chapter. I enjoy
riding my 2005 Police Bike with any
Defender, meeting new Defenders and
Lieutenant-at-Arms: Ed Principe "Snoop"
I was born and raised
in New York and left to enlist in the USMC.
After fourteen and a half years of service, I
left the Marine Corps as a Captain settling in
Florida, I began working for the Naples Police
Department in 1990 and helped create the
Departments' first SWAT team. I retired from the
Naples Police Department in 2005 and took a
position as a Special Agent for The Florida
Department of Law Enforcement. Im currently
assigned to the Miami Regional Office working in
an Organized Crime Squad. I spent three years as
a member of the FDLE's Special Operations Team
I am a founding member of the
Defenders MC and ride a 2012 Road Glide CVO.
Commander Joe Ragen "Ragz"
I was born and raised in Philadelphia. I moved
to Ft. Myers in 1978. At the time I was
married and later had two children.
I started working for the Lee County Sheriff's
Office in 1982 where I started in Road Patrol, I
then went into the K-9 Unit for a short while.
I was later assigned to a Street Crimes Unit
where I had the privilege of working with Shark
and Hutch. I then went into C.S.I. when
C.S.I. wasn't cool. From there I went
undercover for approximately ten years where
again I had the privilege of working side by
side with two guys I truly love, Shark and
Hutch. I am now in the Marine Unit, my
career was wonderful as I got to do all aspects
of Law Enforcement that I wanted to do.
I joined the Defenders in August of 2004 when we
only had the Naples Chapter. I got to meet
many wonderful people who I now consider my
My hobbies are Motorcycling and water sports.
National Secretary Dave Adams Taz
I was born and raised in
St Clairsville, OH (GO BUCKEYES).I started my career in Law Enforcement in
the US Army in 1988 and retired with 20 years. I
had 9 years on active duty and 11 years in the
National Guard.I spent my first 3 years in the army in
Hanau, Germany and was there when the Berlin
Wall came down.I then went to Fort Campbell, KY for 4
years and also spent a year at Fort Bragg, NC.I joined the Belmont County OH Sheriffs
Office in 1996 and worked as both a Patrol
Deputy and in the Detention Center.I moved to Kansas in 1997 and joined the
Johnson County KS Sheriffs Office in 2000 where
I work in the Detention Center.
I meet my wife Anne
Storm Adams in 1996 and got married in 1998
and had a readymade family with 2 daughters and
1 son.I now have 5 grandchildren with another
one on the way. My oldest grandson Gage wants to
be a Defender and has chosen a road name,
Bumblebee.Im one proud Papa!!
I joined the Defenders
in 2008 as the Vice President of the Oz Chapter.I became the National Quartermaster in
2009 and the National Secretary in 2012.I ride a Harley Davidson Ultra Classic.
Treasurer Roy Brown "Catdaddy"
was born and raised in Texas. Left Houston and
made the move to Ft Myers in 1986. When I
arrived in Ft Myers I worked for the telephone
company. Left the telephone company and went to
work for The Newspress. While working at the
Newspress, I went to school to get my EMT
license. I went to work for Lee County EMS. I
worked 10 years for EMS and retired to go to
work in the building supply industry.
I met and married my wife (Judy) in 1988. When I
got married I had a ready made family with 3
kids. Our daughter is the oldest and 2 sons. All
the kids are out and on their own. And now we
have 2 grandkids. I'm (1) lucky grampa.
I joined the Defenders in 2005. My wife (Jazzcat)
is an associate member. I held a road guard
position and the position of Commander of the
Lee County Chapter. I love being a part of The
Defender Family. And I ride a geezer glide a
Harley Ultra Classic.
The brotherhood of the
Defenders MCwas born in June
2004, in Naples, Florida. The members of the
DMCare active and retired members of Law Enforcement, Military, Emergency Services
and Public Safety professions; who, along with a select
group of citizenry, possess the highest moral and ethical values,
uncompromised integrity and time honored dedication to the
preservation of truth, justice, and the American way!
hit the road with engines roaring and tires smoking, setting the
standard for all other LE/MC clubs to follow.
Brotherhood of One*
We wear our colors on both the back and the front of
The American flag,
1* logo, badges and skull all have meanings to us.
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We wear a three part patch because we can.
the front of our vests we wear the 1* patch.This section of our colors are derived from the root meaning of the
Thin Blue Line, the fraternal bond shared by all members of law
enforcement through out the world.We
feel these core values are shared by our brothers in the military and by all
public service professionals throughout the land.
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