Jay Dobyns is the unconventional, full-bore federal agent who achieved worldwide notoriety as one of America's most daring and talked-about law enforcement officers. After more than twenty years of undercover assignments that targeted the world's most deadly criminals and their organizations, Jay was infamously "outed" following an unprecedented and successful infiltration of the Hells Angels outlaw biker gang. After a record-setting athletic career as a wide receiver for the University of Arizona Wildcats, Jay traded his football pads for a badge and gun as a Special Agent with America’s violent crime police force - the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Jay’s introduction to the street was immediate, vicious and nearly fatal. Within a week in the field he was taken hostage and shot through the back and chest.
Jay "Bird" Dobyns spoke about his dangerous work as an undercover ATF agent. Dobyns said he created his undercover criminal persona over a period of 18 years through the use of 'street theaters' -- orchestrated plays with other undercover operatives who would pretend to exchange guns or drugs with him. With this experience, in 2001, the ATF asked him to infiltrate the infamous... More »