No trouble at memorial services for Outlaws member slain by federal agent

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Services for slain Outlaw go on without incident

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine — Funeral and memorial services Saturday for an Outlaws motorcycle club member slain by federal agents were undisturbed amid heavy security and sightings of rival gang members.

Police Chief Dana M. Kelley of Old Orchard Beach said Diablos members were spotted Saturday and other rival bikers reportedly were seen during the week. The Outlaws remained true to their word, he said, to keep the peace during their services for Thomas Mayne.

“They’ve all been polite talking to us,” Kelley said. “They allegedly aren’t looking for trouble.”

Mayne, 58, was killed June 15 after agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tried to arrest him at his home. He was one of 27 Outlaws members from many states named in a federal indictment out of Virginia charging them with a range of crimes from attempted murder and racketeering to drug and firearms violations.

At the private funeral in Mayne’s hometown, a friend of Mayne’s said as he left the funeral at Cathedral Pines that the biker was loyal to his friends.

The man identified himself only as Bruce, saying the family instructed mourners not to speak to the media. The man said he moved to Maine from Massachusetts with Mayne 30 years ago.

Kelley said he added five police officers, raising the total to 18 for the service. He said a multiagency task force was set up to investigate the shooting.

Earlier Saturday, about 250 bikers attended a heavily guarded memorial service at the Outlaws clubhouse in Dayton. Sheriff’s deputies were outside and would not permit media on the property.

An American flag flew at half-staff outside the clubhouse. After the tribute, about 100 participants went on a ride.

“It’s been a smooth operation,” York County Sheriff Maurice Ouellete said. “I anticipate it to remain that way.”

The indictment alleged Mayne was one of two Outlaws who shot a Hell’s Angel motorcycle club member last October outside a Hell’s Angels clubhouse in central Maine. The victim was shot multiple times but survived.

The shooting was payback for an altercation in September when Hell’s Angels members assaulted and took Outlaws club patches from two Outlaws members at a gas station in New Haven, Conn., according to the indictment.

Mayne was the Outlaws’ regional treasurer and at one time served as the regional “enforcer,” the indictment said.

Mayne was born in Massachusetts, graduated from high school in 1971 and served in Vietnam with the U.S. Air Force until 1973, according to the obituary. He was a self-employed lobsterman until he became disabled 10 years ago.

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