I was born and raised in Rockwood, TN. I joined the US Army in 1983, and was stationed at Fort Benning, GA where I completed Infantry and Airborne School. I spent my last 18 months on the DMZ at Camp Casey, Korea. After I was Honorably Discharged from the Army, I attended Roane State Community College and completed my Associate degree in Criminal Justice.
In November of 1988, I started working as a DOE Security Police Officer. In 1996, I was laid off and went to work for the Harriman Police Department as a patrolman until I was recalled by DOE in 1998. I remained a part-time officer with Harriman and then moved to the Roane County Sheriff Office as a deputy in 2006. Once I returned to DOE, I became a member of the Special Response Team (SRT) and have been serving on SRT for the last 15+ years. The last 2 years, I have served as a SRT Sergeant and am currently assigned to the Mobile Training Team as a SRT Instructor.
I joined the Defenders in 2008 as the Sgt-At-Arms with the Knoxville chapter. I started the TN Valley chapter in 2010 as President. My beautiful wife, JuJu, joined with me in 2008 as an Associate and is very active in the club. She was a very big part of TN Valley’s success in putting on the National Rallies in 2011 & 2013.
I 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. 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. I ride a geezer glide Harley Davidson Ultra Classic.
I was born and raised in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Right after graduating from High School in 1996, I attended Marshall University. I have worked in law enforcement for approximately twenty years. I began my career working corrections at the Eastern Regional Jail in West Virginia. I crossed over to law enforcement operations fifteen years ago and joined the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland. I am currently assigned to the Motor Unit where my primary duty besides patrol is to coordinate official escorts for the agency. I am also a certified state instructor in Firearms, Emergency Vehicle Operations and Police Motor Operations. I enjoy competing in Police Rodeos all across the country. Currently I am a union shop steward through the Fraternal Order of Police and a representative for my agency.
I have always had a passion for riding motorcycles both on and off the job. I currently log more than 30,000 miles annually, at work and while riding with my Defender Brothers. My work bike is a 2019 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Police Edition. I personally own and ride a 2017 Indian Roadmaster.
I became a Brother in the Defenders LEMC in 2014. Since joining I have held four Executive Board positions; Lieutenant at Arms, Major, Vice President and my last was President of the Mason Dixon Chapter. In 2019, I was named the Defender Member of the Year. I was also proud of the fact my better half and Associate, Kim “Short Bus” Cantley was named Associate of the Year.