By Jay Dobyns
Jay Dobyns was hired by ATF on a Monday in 1987. 4 days later he was shot, point blank in the back by a criminal suspect. The bullet travelled through his lung and exited his chest. He was 26 years old.
While in the hospital, he rejected offers from attorneys who promised millions of dollars in a lawsuit against his agency.
He rushed back to work and for the next 27 years, enthusiastically accepted every dirty and dangerous assignment possible. Some days he succeeded, on others he failed, but all he ever wanted to do was to defend and protect people who couldn’t, or wouldn’t, do that for themselves. Every morning when his alarm clock went off he was excited to investigate violent crime on behalf of the American people.
Death threats mounted from street criminals. At a point in time three international crime syndicates held contracts to murder him, gang rape his wife, torture his teenage daughter and kidnap his adolescent son.
He was again shot in the back. This time not by a suspect, but by the government and executives he worked for; abandoned and marginalized, the threats and dangers ignored.
In 2008, his home was destroyed by an arsonist. Jay’s wife and kids were inside and narrowly escaped. Jay’s bosses attempted to frame him as the arsonist and thus, someone willing to murder his own family by fire.
What came next was corruption and cover-up of proportions that few would ever believe our government was capable of.
This is his true story.
About the Author
Jay Dobyns served as a Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms from 1987 to 2014. He was a participant in over 500 undercover operations. His book, No Angel, My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels is a New York Times bestseller. He is a keynote speaker, lectures on law enforcement topics, consults on film and television projects and coaches high school football. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.