Longtime Iberville Parish Police Juror dies
IBERVILLE PARISH- Longtime Iberville Parish Police Juror Aldrich "Tudy" Dupree passed away today at a Baton Rouge Hospital.
Family members told WBRZ, he died due to complications from surgery. Dupree was 76 years old.
Family members said he was the first African American Deputy for the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. He began working for IPSO in 1963.
Parish President Mitch Ourso called him a trailblazer, and said he was the first African American Police Jury President in the Parish.
"It's a big loss certainly for his family," Ourso said. "What I respect about Mr. Dupree...he was colorblind. If you were white or black, it didn't matter. Right or wrong, he believed in doing the right thing."
Services are tentatively set for Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Greater Bethany Church, Valverda Road, Maringouin. He is survived by his wife, Sadie Sims Dupree and 3 children - Sharlene D. Thomas, Cherise D. Gougisha and Alda Dupree also four sisters and one brother.