Conroe, February 1 – Conroe Police Chief Philip Dupuis announced his retirement yesterday afternoon after working for the Conroe Police Department for 33 years and 4 months. Dupuis has made clear that he’s leaving law enforcement and his job to enjoy life.
Dupuis’ last day on the job will be February 9, 2018.
Sources inside the Conroe Police Department confirmed that Dupuis had considered retiring for several months. He considered possibly going to work for another law enforcement agency full- or part-time decided recently after the death of his dear friend Charlie Ray to retire to pursue other interests.
Dupuis never finished his second year of college at Sam Houston State University, as he decided to work full-time instead. He worked for two years with other law enforcement departments before joining the Conroe Police Department in 1984.
Conroe City Councilman Duane Ham said, “Philip Dupuis has been the greatest Police Chief in the history of the City of Conroe. He will be very difficult to replace. Two generations of officers trained under his great leadership as he rose through the Police Department. He’s leaving the City for all the right reasons: to enjoy his beautiful family and to enjoy life. We all wish him the very best in his future.”
The late Patrick Green, long time Conroe attorney and a former two-term President of the Montgomery County Bar Association who died last year, once told the Publisher of The Golden Hammer, “Philip Dupuis is not only a great police officer. He’s a great man. He’s truly one of the finest people I’ve met in my entire life. We were all fortunate in Conroe to live with this wonderful person.”
The Golden Hammer wishes Chief Dupuis the best in his retirement. As a community, we should all thank this man who so humbly protected the citizens of our community for so long.