SAN JOSE (AP) — San Jose police were out in force as Hells Angel member Steve Tausan was being laid to rest at the same San Jose cemetery where he was killed during a funeral for a leader of the group.
The 52-year-old Tausan was fatally shot when a fight broke out during a funeral for Jeffrey “Jethro” Pettigrew at San Jose’s Oak Hill Memorial Park cemetery on Oct. 15.
Pettigrew, who was the leader of the gang’s San Jose chapter, was slain during a brawl with a rival biker gang in a Nevada casino on Sept. 23.
The memorial for Tausan began with services at a funeral home, followed by a noisy procession of motorcycles to the cemetery.
Though the funeral of Pettigrew drew close to 3,000 bikers, the funeral for Tausan, which was by invitation only, was much smaller.
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