POLICE officers showed the dashboard footage of a fatal motorcycle chase to high-ranking members of a bikie gang to avoid an incident at the funeral of the Odin's Warrior member yesterday.
Jason "Roo" Thomson, 42, died on October 17 after slamming into a tree on Terranora Road at East Tumbulgum following a short police chase.
A member of the Tweed-based Odin's Warriors Motorcycle Club and former Australian naval engineer of 16 years, the father-of-seven died at the scene.
There had been rumours that Thomson was rammed by police during the chase, but sources have told the Bulletin police showed footage of the chase, taken from a camera mounted on the police car dashboard, to bikie members and the man's family to prove they were not at fault.
The Bulletin understands the bikies and the family were satisfied the police acted properly during the chase.
More than 200 bikies from Australia's most notorious outlaw motorcycle gangs formed a guard of honour down the Pacific Highway at Chinderah yesterday in tribute to Thomson.
Thomson's life was remembered at the Odin's Warriors Machinery Drive clubhouse yesterday where bikies from clubs including the Finks, Bandidos, Military Brotherhood, God's Squad, Vietnam Veterans, Highway 66, Life and Death and Black Uhlans gathered.
Mourners, many bearing 'R.I.P. Roo' armbands, shared a last beer before Thomson's coffin was hitched to a Harley Davidson and led down the highway from Tweed Heads to Melaleuca Station Memorial Gardens where a service was held.
Police in five highway patrol cars monitored the parade but kept a respectful distance.
Speaking before the service, Greg 'Tomo' Thomson described his brother as a much-loved warrior who would be missed by many.