Ken Dye, a former St. Louis County
Police Department law enforcement official, “retired after a lengthy career in law enforcement and corporate security.
While employed by a major metropolitan police department he was assigned to street patrol, tactical operations, narcotics,
homicide and as the Intelligence Analyst. Ken Dye is the author of Shadow of the Arch. The inspiration
for Shadow of the Arch is the period Ken Dye considers the highlight of his career, five years serving as an undercover narcotics
Detective. Ken Dye and his partner were honored with the Missouri police Officers of the year award for 1980 for intense undercover
work that successfully prevented the bombing of a bank by known drug dealers. Ken Dye transitioned his police experience to
corporate security for many years. He ended his career as the administrator for state wide Metropolitan Enforcement Groups
and Narcotics Task Forces for the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority.