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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 pm
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 Willamette Week newspaper and also The Mercury newspaper, in the coming weeks. 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: If you would like to order my police memoir, please click on the active link below to access and you will be able to order my book, directly. This book will also be made available as an eBook through Barnes and Noble. Thank you for your patronage and support, and please enjoy!

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I am happy to announce that my memoir has been taken on by an Oregon publishing company and will be available in local Portland and Washington state book stores within the next four months. The book will be made available for purchase through and will also be sold as an eBook. There will be author readings, open to the public in both Portland and Vancouver, Washington, in the coming months, at various book stores, including Powell's City of Books and other Portland and Beaverton book stores and reading spaces. Please join me in the unveiling of the Portland Police Bureau as I lived it, working as a patrolman and detective, in a time that exists no longer. 

Don DuPay 
November 3rd, 2014

Behind the Badge in River City; A Portland Police Memoir, (with foreword written by crime writer Phil Stanford) 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 dissemination of the written and published material of Don DuPay and to articles written about Don DuPay, 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 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 2014/2015 year. DuPay lives in Portland with his forth wife, Theresa Griffin Kennedy, who is a writer, poet, editor, creative writing instructor and painter of abstract paintings.