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Don Dupay

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Don DuPay has lived in Portland, Oregon for over seventy years. He graduated from Grant High school in 1954 with honors, and attended Lewis and Clark College for two years after high school, finally graduating from Portland State University in 2017 - the oldest graduate that year and mentioned in the PSU Program. He worked as a street cop from 1961-1967 for the Portland Police Bureau, before being promoted to detective where he worked in the Safe Detail, Morals, Burlgarly and then finally the Homicide detail until 1978, at which time he resigned under a doctors orders for health reasons.

DuPay has written editorials and commentaries for several Oregon newspapers and is the author of two books, Behind the Badge in River City: A Portland Poli
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My next book is going to be called Tainted Rose: Stories from a Portland Cop. This book will be three short stories about my time as a Porltand police officer in the 1960s and 1970s and will shed light on an altogether different time in American history. It will be about 100-125 pages and will be available soon as a print and eBook.
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I am uniquely qualified to review “Night Dogs,” by Kent Anderson. He was a Portland Police officer from 1972 to 1976 and worked the Albina ghetto out of North Precinct. He talks about problems at Van’s Olympic Room and the Texas Playhouse as well as ...more
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“When I worked streets, I ran across a lot of people. Some of the most challenging I called "Beer Bottle Tigers," those drunk guys and gals in St. Johns and in the North End. The courage they got from getting drunk. Then the fight was on.”
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I read this book for a class I took at PSU. Such a great book. Sheds light on all the lies and chaos of the 1960s. Great reference book for how LSD changed America. One of my favorite books.
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I have read Dorsey Griffin’s book on Paulina. It is a great case of real detective work in sorting out who actually fired the kill shot and put Paulina out of his misery, after being so unfairly treated by the US government. I applaud him as probably ...more
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“By the time the plane touched down in Portland, we had obtained signed, handwritten confessions from both criminals. They planned on hitting it rich in Vegas using the payroll money as a grub-stake. Now, the were broke, busted and bound for an Oregon jail. I often marveled at the criminal mentality. Sometimes because of their sick perversity, sometimes because of their rare ingenuity, and sometimes because they just didn’t get it; that crime doesn’t pay. You can’t do bad and get good in return.”
Don Dupay, Behind the Badge in River City: A Portland Police Memoir

“Here is an interesting side note about burglary psychology. Many burglary reports, after itemizing a list of stolen possessions, note that the burglar has defecated in the house, sometimes in a corner, on the floor, and sometimes in the bathroom, and sometimes in the shrubbery outside, beneath the broken window. I remember one burglary victim telling me, “He took all the stereo equipment in the den, ransacked the bedroom and then took a shit in the bathroom but didn’t flush. I came home and found a big turd floating in the toilet!” It almost seems to add insult to injury, doesn't It? Actually, there is a physical reason for this. Burglarizing a house causes the burglar to produce stress hormones, like Noradrenaline, corisol and adrenaline. Often an extreme amount of stress hormones can be created while in the act of burglarizing a home. And some people react to stress by taking a shit. Not flushing the toilet, that’s the insult part.”
Don Dupay, Behind the Badge in River City: A Portland Police Memoir

“When I worked streets, I ran across a lot of people. Some of the most challenging I called "Beer Bottle Tigers," those drunk guys and gals in St. Johns and in the North End. The courage they got from getting drunk. Then the fight was on.”
Don Dupay, Behind the Badge in River City: A Portland Police Memoir

“When I worked streets, I ran across a lot of people. Some of the most challenging I called "Beer Bottle Tigers," those drunk guys and gals in St. Johns and in the North End. The courage they got from getting drunk. Then the fight was on.”
Don Dupay, Behind the Badge in River City: A Portland Police Memoir

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Don Dupay Majenta wrote: "Hello, Don! Thank you for contacting me! I hope you're well and having a great new week. Congratulations on your book and how you answered the writer's-block question! Happy reading, writing, and e..."

It’s very nice to meet you here on Good Reads.


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Don Dupay Rob wrote: "Hello Don and thanks for the friend invite."

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Don Dupay Rob wrote: "Hello Don and thanks for the friend invite."

Thank you for accepting my friend request. It’s always nice to get to know more people.


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Majenta Hello, Don! Thank you for contacting me! I hope you're well and having a great new week. Congratulations on your book and how you answered the writer's-block question! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!
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