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Officer That Oswald Killed to be Honored on JFK Assassination Anniversary

November 19, 2013  | 

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will pay tribute to Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit and remember the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 with a wreathlaying ceremony at 10:00 am on Friday, November 22, 2013, at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

Though that day 50 years ago represents a moment that touched people across the nation, it hit close to home for the Dallas Police Department and Officer J.D. Tippit’s family. Officer Tippit was patrolling the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas when he received an urgent message from dispatch. What had started as an average day on the job quickly shifted to one that required him to search for the president’s assassin.

Noticing a man who matched the suspect’s description, Officer Tippit pulled over on the 400 block of East 10th Street to question him. The man pulled out a .38 revolver and shot Officer Tippit four times. He died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, leaving behind his wife, Marie, and three young children.

“November 22, 1963 is a date that we will never forget,” said Memorial Fund Chairman and CEO Craig W. Floyd. “In the midst of the chaos following President Kennedy’s assassination, Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit was killed while doing his job,” he said. “His service and sacrifice are forever honored and remembered at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.”

Officer Tippit's name appears on Panel 63, Line 9, of the Memorial's East wall.


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Trigger @ 11/20/2013 4:35 AM

Brother J.D. thank you for your service, may the Good Lord hold you and your family close. In this profession we never know who or what we will be facing and how fast situations can change.

Runfar836 @ 11/20/2013 5:02 AM

I had not known for 50 years that a brave police officer died while trying to arrest Oswald. Thank you National Law Enforcement Memorial Association for honoring Officer Tippits heroic actions. Clearly a fallen member of the thin blue line.

SS @ 11/20/2013 7:29 AM

Im with Runfar836. I didn't know either. It's about time that he's recognized. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

John @ IA retired @ 11/20/2013 7:34 AM

Strange, you hear in the news so much about Oswald, and Jack Ruby, but they never mention the sacrifice of made by Officer J.D. Tippit who was killed by the assassin on that day. Rest in peace brother, and prayers to his family.

Ima Leprechaun @ 11/22/2013 4:55 AM

At the time of Oswald's arrest Officer Tippit was featured prominently in the national news for being killed while attempting to arrest Oswald. Can anyone name the two officers shot (without looking it up) during the attempt on Ronald Reagan in 1981. It's easy for others to become overshadowed by events during a Presidential assassination or attempt. In 1964 it was not a federal crime to kill the President of the United States so the Secret Service had no jurisdiction over that murder investigation. I find that amazing that killing the President was not against federal law until after the Kennedy assassination. Rest in Peace Officer Tippit.

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