Iron Brotherhood Patch Holders Named

April 26, 2013

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Four months after the fact, the Arizona Department of Public Safety finally named the Iron Brotherhood members who attacked a civilian in a Prescott bar last Christmas.

The assailants were Phoenix Police Department Community Action Officer Eric “Guido” Amato and an Ajo, Arizona ambulance service supervisor named Greg “Top Gun” Kaufmann. The victim was 23-year-old Justin Stafford of Glendale, Arizona. Stafford was intoxicated and was attacked because he asked Iron Brotherhood chapter president and Prescott Valley Police Chief Bill “Tarzan” Fessler about his vest. An Iron Brotherhood Sergeant at Arms and DPS officer named Bryce “Deuce” Bigelow told DPS investigators that Stafford also made fun of the way Fessler danced.

The names appear in a 2,196 page document dump released by the DPS yesterday. You can download and read the documents for yourself at the Prescott Daily Courier website.

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Reports in the released documents indicate that Fessler and the Iron Brotherhood Whiskey Row chapter vice-president, a former Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant and Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking Commander named Bill “Mongo” Suttle, obstructed justice and made false statements to investigating officers. Suttle resigned from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office on March 17th. Fessler quit his job on March 18. The documents recommend that Amato and Kaufmann be charged with assault and disorderly conduct. The investigators also recommended that Stafford be charged with disorderly conduct.

Former Yavapai County Sheriff’s Captain Marc Schmidt, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Boan, Prescott Valley Police Corporal Jason Kaufman, Central Yavapai Fire District Captain Al Camacho, Bullhead City Police Officer Troy “Heat” Teske, Arizona Department of Economic Security Investigator Frank Mendoza, and El Mirage Police Officer Michael Borrello were all present at the assault during a drunken Christmas carousing along the One Hundred Block of South Montezuma Street in Prescott – which locals call Whiskey Row.

During the wassailing, club members displayed both patches and badges simultaneously. Multiple Iron Brotherhood members were armed and one pulled a knife during the assault on Stafford in a bar named Moctezuma’s.

The documents include a long interview with Prescott Deputy Police Chief Andy “Double Time” Reinhardt. Reinhardt told investigators he was not present for the fight and knows nothing about it. Reinhardt doesn’t seem to know much about anything at all. At one point DPS investigators Matthew Murray and Jeff Brown asked Reinhardt about his patch.

DPS – “Okay, um, is that – are you familiar with the term three-piece-patch?”

Reinhardt – “I am…I…I think what I described is probably a three-piece, I guess, I don’t know.”

Attention John Ciccone

Several documents, including a “Boan Report” and a “Suttle Report” “found several similarities between this club (the Iron Brotherhood) and what are known as outlaw motorcycle clubs, or OMG’s.”

Passages in the reports read like racketeering indictments. For example:

“Both this club and OMG’s have a national organization to which dues are paid and local outlets they both call ‘chapters.’ Both have an hierarchy, and at the chapter level, both identify a ‘president’ ‘vice president,’ ‘secretary,’ ‘treasurer’ or ‘accountant,’ and ‘sergeant at arms.’ Membership in the clubs requires an application and a period of getting to know the person, then approval by the executive board. Membership in both clubs puts stipulations on what type of motorcycle one can ride. The Hells Angels require the motorcycle to be American made and 750 cc or larger, and the Iron Brotherhood requires you ride a Harley Davidson or American made bike.”

“Both wear vests with a three piece patch on the rear that both identify or call ‘rockers.’ It is widely known in both the OMG social circles and law enforcement that motorcycle clubs who wear three piece patch are identified with or known as ‘outlaw motorcycle clubs’ It was common knowledge that the Hells Angels regulate who can wear a three piece patch through the federation of clubs. The Iron Brotherhood patches, or patch system mirrors or emulates that of OMG clubs in that the top rocker identifies the club name, the middle patch is the club’s symbol and the bottom rocker states the region or area where they are from. Most other motorcycle clubs wear only a one or two patch vest. There are some, but few clubs not identified with OMG’s that wear a three piece patch.”

“There was a Letter to the Editor posted in the site where the Vice President of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club Yavapai County, Michael Trevor Koepke, made a public challenge to the Iron Brotherhood to fight him in a three minute boxing match. Koepke offers that if the Iron Brotherhood wins, the Hells Angels will donate $1000.00 to the charity of choice. If Koepke wins, the Iron Brotherhood would agree to disband in the state of Arizona.”

None of the Iron Brotherhood patch holders have yet been charged or disciplined. DPS investigators wrote “All conclusions relative to this criminal investigation will be formulated by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office upon review of the criminal case.”

The DPS refused to comment on the documents for The Associated Press.



48 Responses to “Iron Brotherhood Patch Holders Named”

  1. sailor Says:

    so Rebel, you think my club the Iron Brotherhood is a bunch of entitled punks not deserving of the title bikers. Good enough, Time and time again we have been in bars wit HA’s Mongols, VAGOS. WE DONT PUFF out our chests…start shit.. nothing. we are bikers who happen to make our living defending those who cant defend themselves. So if you consider that wrong that’s on you. what happened in AZ was a punk ass kid trying the patients of a vietnem vet cop bike…tell me who that should have ended up? so to be honest we are not affilieded with the iron order, I told that to an HAi had drinks with the other day. but we are far from a 1% club. on the other hand im confident we have a working relationship with the other clubs in SoCal. and im not a punk so that’s resolve this one way or the other…hope your not a punk.

    Sailor IBMC

  2. Paladin Says:


    I guess it’s a multiple choice kind of thing. Bastards, bad, bitches, etc. To my knowledge the match never took place.

    Long May You Ride,


  3. dogbreath Says:

    Alternatively, and the way I always heard it: All Cops Are Bastards

    Anyone know if that boxing match ever took place?

  4. Paladin Says:

    Scooter Rick,

    The only OMG that comes to mind is the iron order. The OMGs that LE continually refer to are actually MCs. Just because LE sees ’em as they call ’em, doesn’t make it so. ACAB = All Cops Are Bad.


  5. Scooter Rick Says:

    I just have one question and I hope it doesn’t make me look stupid (I do a good job of that on my own). What does ACAB stand for? And I wish cop clubs would just admit that they are even dirtier than the OMGs they “investigate”. If OMGs are as bad as the cops say, why do they imitate them?

  6. anonymous Says:

    Iorn brotherhood are a bunch of wannabes that think that they can be one Percenter’s but rember u fucking punks are just cops that want to be a hard core motherfucker remember u cant u chose the wrong life so stop acting like your hard and go back to being the little bitches u are so in other words go fuck yourself you fake ass bitches and the badge u hide behind fuck the police.

  7. YYZ Skinhead Says:

    Ed Shortman, I just checked that Cheaterville link. Pardon me whilst I puke everything I’ve eaten in the last six years. I don’t doubt that the poor wife had a similar reaction.

    YYZ Skinhead

  8. Red&Gold Says:

    @ Snow…slow but sure…I’m walking again, tryig to get use of my arms back and doing rehab…lotsa pain still, but I’m getting use to that…my hands/fingers are numb so I don’t post much…thanks for asking after me…

    Bandido Boom Boom 1%ER

  9. Snow Says:

    @ Red & Gold
    How’s the recovery going? Hope all is well. Respect sent from bayou country. Snow

  10. RVN69 Says:

    @Ed Shortman I just read your post, I guess that is what they mean by brotherhood, they will never leave a buddies behind!!


  11. Red&Gold Says:

  12. ED SHORTMAN Says:

    Apparently the president Tony Puchi of The Iron Brotherhood organization is a cheating fag. Hilarious! Lots of cops In the closet from what I heard.

  13. Frequent Flyer Says:


    Hollywood couldn’t have typecast the “douchebag cop” character any better.



  14. Paladin Says:

    Frequent Flyer,

    If you put a “paint brush” moustache on Fessler, he’d be a dead ringer for Adolf Hitler.

    Long May You Ride (to those that deserve to),


  15. Bill Says:

    Frequent Flyer: That picture of Fessler, that’s a cop’s cop for sure. Should maybe be a poster in a police academy locker room somewhere.

  16. Rebel Says:

    Dear Nihilist,

    Yerah, I am running a brief story on this today.


  17. Nihilist Says:

    According to their website, the Whiskey Row chapter has been dissolved. I suppose now they’ll all be free to form (“patch over” in their minds) an Iron Order chapter. Once a choad, always a choad…

  18. Frequent Flyer Says:

    check out this picture of pig chief fessler, looks like a real creep

  19. Frequent Flyer Says:

    @Martin 1 %

    Thank you for welcoming me, and no worries! I had a great time, and everybody made me feel comfortable and welcome. I heard about what the pigs did and saw the pics. I look forward to the next party! PS, that band “jersey dirt” kicks ass.

    Also thank you to Rebel for making the world “smaller”. Peace.

  20. Tooj Says:

    “Stafford also made fun of the way Fessler danced.”

    I think this pretty much sums up this bunch.

  21. rollinnorth Says:

    As often happens these days, common sense is a thing of the past:

    “But New London police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training.”

    “Jordan has worked as a prison guard since he took the test.”


  22. Glenn S. Says:

    I told a correctional officer: “I was gonna be a correctional officer once, but I passed the intelligence test.” I got about 30 feet away before he yelled: “Yo, whut chu mean by dat?”

    There’s some special kind of stupid behind those badges.

  23. Paladin Says:


    I always thought that if cops were smarter, they wouldn’t act so stupid. No?

    Long May You Ride(to those that deserve to),


  24. rollinnorth Says:

    Too smart to be a cop???



  25. Frequent Flyer Says:

    Holy shit LMAO

  26. Drifter Says:

    @00 81; One particular site I keep tabs on regarding putting cops on images is;

    The guy has balls…

    Respects Man….

  27. 00 81 Says:

    Read the fine print guys, the Il law address video taping with audio turned on, cut off your audio recording and you will be legal.

  28. chromedome Says:

    If that Justin guy has half a loaf million dollar lawsuit would sound real nice

  29. Martin 1 % Says:

    Hey Frequent Flyer ,
    Nice meeting you this past week -end , wish we could have chatted more , by the time I seen you later in the evening . I was tired from being detained for an hour & a half in the hot sun. It took some time for the local sheriff dept. to run licences , search saddle bags , & do pat downs , not to mention running that poor drug/bomb sniffing dog in that heat. Maybe next time , we will have time to talk , take care. Respects to those that deserve …… Martin 1%

  30. WARTHOG Says:

    Thanks for that post, rollinnorth. Wish I had known that over St.Patty’s Day when I saw Chicago’s finest stepping on a guy’s neck while one kidney punched him and another punched his face. That Alverez cunt is a piece of work, too.




  31. erik Says:

    Do these guys remind you more of the Laffing Devils or the Sin Mob? Same type of people.

  32. rollinnorth Says:

    “Supreme Court Gives Nod to Citizens Who Record Police, Amidst Reports of Multiple Arrests”



  33. WARTHOG Says:

    @00 81,

    A word of warning! It is a FELONY to video record an on duty pig in Illinois and a couple other states. (Hhmmm, wonder why that is?) A guy was sentenced to 3 years for taping pigs beating on his brother here recently.




  34. Frequent Flyer Says:

    Maybe I’ll get laughed at but I’ll say it—

    Why not declare your club a religion?

    That way you can get the same rights afforded all the muslims who bomb and kill and destroy, who serve notice of what they are going to do, and the FBI ignores them because they are too busy devoting all their resources to harassing and persecuting bikers.


  35. 00 81 Says:

    One thing that could be done, is to learn to beat them at their own game. They use the media as their mouth piece to spread the rumors and half truths to the masses. Though a good beat down would be satisfying, keeping your cell cam handy and every time you see a car parked illegally take a picture and send it to the local media or start a cop watch board on the internet. Rebel may have some ideas on that, When one passes you while you are doing the speed limit, take a picture and put it out there. They try to intimidate the clubs with surveillance, let’s see how they do with the same scrutiny. When they are having a party and many are too drunk to drive, call the local media and let them know where the party is then call the cops and have them be put in a position of arresting their own. When they claim a club, set up across the street in plain view taking pictures of them, it will drive them nuts, they will come over and start the fight for you, then it’s self defense.

    Just a couple thoughts

  36. slycechyx Says:

    Some cops harrass people only because they wear a 3 piece patch, yet they slap 3 patches on a vest, go out & act how they think 3 piece clubs should act.

    @00 81, I absolutely agree with you.

  37. mad matt Says:

    FTP, ACAB, etc… truer words were never spoken. But what are we going to DO about it? Not everyone has the bucks to have bow tie as part of our crew . Maybe these cop clubs need a good beat down every time they show their “colors.” Same with the “cryin order.” I’m repapering my shed in pulled cuts.


    Bring the AOA to Rhode Island!

  38. WARTHOG Says:

    @00 81,

    AMEN to that! ACAB




  39. 00 81 Says:

    The problem with our current law enforcement is too many narcissistic personalities with “little man syndrome” that want to tell everyone else how to live, but don’t think they should have to follow the rules they are sworn to uphold. They should be held to a higher standard, not a lower one. If they did as good a job of holding their rank and file as accountable as most OMGs we would not have this problem.

  40. Phuquehed Says:

    Good call, Hermis. Both useless as a fresh turd on the table during supper.

  41. Hermis Says:

    Iron Brotherhood, Muslim Brotherhood: No good swine faggots cut from the same cloth! Scumbags, Fuck Em All!!

  42. VINCE 1%er Says:

    FUCK THE POLICE, – They ARE ALL Worthless COWARDS and everyone of them are Spineless,SCUMBAG Cretins with NO Honor,Code,Inner Belief or Self Esteem.Their strength comes from numbers in rank & file(members),corruption and BULLYING & the courts deciding in their favor. I HATE the PIG cops/police.

  43. Phuquehed Says:

    @Tim – You got that straight! This sounds like a job for Bow Tie! He’d lay waste to the useless fucks!

  44. Tim Says:

    yeah……………. why are those cops above the law???? they should be charged with RICO!!!!! they charge the OMG clubs with RICO if they spit on the ground!!! and as far as I see it someone who laughs at someone dancing isnt disorderly, and someone who asks a question isnt disorderly, the pig club and the pigs protecting them in the investation to me are trumping up charges on the kid who got beat by the cop club, if I were the kid I would go to the state att general of his state and file a complaint, then with the feds,they should file RICO charges on those members, after all the feds would file RICO charges on any OMG club member for any reason they can….. if I were the kid I would sue the counties and each member…..for every dime they have….

  45. CN Says:

    Can’t we just water board the fuck out of these bastards at Gitmo or something on PPV to benefit Sandy victims or some shit like that. See, I’m really into happy endings (pun intended). Thanks Don.

  46. Paladin Says:

    Well, at least the AZ DPS recommended that charges be brought against Amato, Kaufmann, and Stafford, which at this point is better than nothing.

    Finn should prospect for the Iron Brotherhood. Finn’s lack of honor and integrity should pretty much guarantee that he (Finn) make full patch.

    Long May You Ride (to those that deserve to),


  47. Phuquehed Says:

    How thrilling! Justice will finally be served! I’ll also learn to fly by farting a lot and will be able to off ragheads by simply wishing it.

    This will turn into another pussy, useless DA letting another pig or pigs go free with not so much as even a slap on the wrist, just like with that faggot Finn.

    I don’t remember any ‘investigation’ into the local pigs here busting me for public drunk as I was parked in the shed of my neighbors private property with his permission to be there and the confiscation of my brand new $450 Colt .45, and during this non-investigation I don’t remember any “suggestion” that I be prosecuted. I was simply arrested, thrown in the concrete (and freezing cold) drunk tank (after having had only two and a half beers and the nearest house to where I was in that shed being a half mile away, so no ‘public’) for 12 hours, then told when my court date was, then being fined for PD *and* court costs *and* having my weapon taken away (which I had a CC permit for), *and* getting to overhear the judge during a break before my case came up quietly talking to an old black guy that he’d give his gun back to him if he promised to not let his son get it again and drive around with it in his car.

    Is that the justice the fucking useless wastes of air investigators are actually suggesting or are they just saying it all so it’s on paper? I bet I could bet a million dollars, if I had it, on which and I’d fucking win!

  48. Nihilist Says:

    Gawd, can you imagine the ticket sales/funds raised for an event like that boxing smoker? Maybe if they won, that one thousand dollars could go toward some dancing lessons. Prescott used to be a nice destination, too, until about 10 years ago…It would be interesting to see one of the much-touted “OMGs” they all love to rant about recreate the exact details of this event, just to contrast the response.

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