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 in 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 is currently in the process of having his memoir, "Behind the Badge in River City: A Police Memoir," (written during 1991 and 1992) published. This memoir details his seventeen year's working with the Portland Police Bureau.
With the forward of DuPay's memoir written by well-known writer and journalist, Mr. Phil Stanford, (who is also the author of Portland Confidential: Sex, Crime and Corruption in the Rose City) the prospects for the future publication of DuPay's memoir appear extremely promising during the 2014 year.
DuPay lives in Portland with his new wife, Theresa Kennedy-DuPay, who is a writer, poet, editor and creative writing instructor.
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