Don DuPay Personal Website.

Book signing and reading at The American Legion, Post 134!

EVENT: Don DuPay author reading and book signing - Open to the public.
DATE: March 21st, 2015
TIME: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
PLACE: The American Legion, Post 134
ADDRESS: 2104 NE Alberta Street
Portland, Oregon.

This will be my second official book signing and reading, with my wife, Theresa and I reading sections of my book and conducting lively question and answer sessions afterwards. If you missed the first reading, be sure to attend this one, in the heart of the North End. The first reading, March 6th, at the St. John's Booksellers was a resounding success with many people showing up, over 35, including two advocate's for the disabled. They interviewed me, for a newsletter they write and distribute. "Laddie" and "Todd" made numerous valid comments and asked questions about the disabled and police relations, which is an important and often overlooked issue. Thank you Laddie and Todd! We hope to see you at the second reading.


Book signing and reading at St. John's Booksellers! 

EVENT: Don DuPay author reading and book signing - Open to the public. 
DATE: Friday, March 6th, 2015
TIME: 7:30-9:00 p.m.
PLACE: St. John's Booksellers book store
ADDRESS: 8622 N. Lombard Street, 
Portland, Oregon. 

This will be the first book signing/reading of my police memoir, "Behind the Badge in River City: A Portland Police Memoir." St. John's Booksellers is a family owned book store, run by Ms. Nena Rawdah, right in the center of downtown St. John's, and near to The Wishing Well. This reading event will be advertised in the St. Johns Review Newspaper, also. Come to this first reading/signing and hear some of the moving and surprising stories, from my new book, "Behind the Badge in River City; A Portland Police Memoir." 

Don DuPay
November, 7th 2014


Dear Readership: My book is now available at Powell's City of Books, located at 1005 West Burnside Street, in Portland, Oregon. The book can be ordered directly by calling Powell's at 503-228-4651. You may also order my police memoir by clicking on the active link below to access and order my book, directly. The book is also available as an eBook through Kindle. Thank you for your support.

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Behind the Badge in River City; A Portland Police Memoir, is a fascinating first-hand account of the Portland Police Department during the gritty 60's & 70's. DuPay's compassionate and insightful book paints compelling--and sometimes disturbing-- portraits of a cop, a police department and a city. Brian Lindstrom~

Renowned Portland Film-maker, director, and producer of Alien Boy; The Life and Death of James Chasse.

This website is dedicated to the written and published material of Don DuPay and to articles written about him, by local media outlets in Portland Oregon and surrounding areas. DuPay worked as a Portland Police officer from April 1961 to April 1978, working the last eleven years of his service with PPB as a Detective, including working the homicide detail. In 1978 DuPay chose to leave the police force for health reasons, which included high blood pressure, depression and a bleeding ulcer.  

While employed with PPB, DuPay worked the burglary and vice units, along with the Safe Detail. The Safe Detail was a high prestige department. DuPay was handpicked by Detective Lieutenant Myron Warren to join the Safe Detail and was the youngest detective to be included. The safe detail dissolved during the early 1970's when safe crime's became virtually obsolete. In the middle 1970's DuPay worked in the homicide detail for almost two years. During this time he also worked as an instructor for the PPB police academy, teaching young recruits the finer points of burglary investigation and also search and seizure law. 

DuPay is currently a husband and Grandfather and a retired activist formerly involved in the Medical Marijuana movement. He has had numerous articles and editorials published in local media outlets and continues to write, submit his writing and be published.

DuPay lives in Portland with his wife, Theresa Griffin Kennedy. She is a writer, poet, editor, creative writing instructor and painter of abstract art.