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Officer J. D. Tippit

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, November 22, 1963

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Reflections for Officer J. D. Tippit

Your sacrifice allowed an assassin to be apprehended. God bless you Officer Tippitt and your family.

Ken Webb

December 17, 2012

My memories of Officer Tippit were from his moonlighting at Austin's BBQ.

Anonymous (former) Kimballite
December 9, 2012


December 9, 2012



November 28, 2012

This day, I have not forgotten and will never forget as long as I live. I can remembered exactly where I was, who I was with, what I was doing when the silence was broken by a news flash. President Kennedy is assassinated. I could not stop the tears. It was just like someone had just told me "Your Father has just been killed.

Currently Retired D/C John Charles
Then - I was a draftee (British)

November 24, 2012

49 years later the solemn vow "We will never forget you!" has been proven! "Nearly 49 years to the day he was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald at 10th Street and Patton Avenue, Dallas police Officer J.D. Tippit's memory was honored with a historical marker in a stirring ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Tippit's widow, Marie, helped unveil the historical marker, which is now on the campus of Adamson High School."
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God Bless you Officer Tippit! may HE continue to shine his grace and look after the family, friends, and partners that you left behind!
Thank you for your sacrifice!
Ryan Beck
Deputy Sheriff
Los Angeles (CA) County Sheriff's Department

Deputy R. Beck
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

November 23, 2012

After 49 years, the family of Officer Tippit needs to know that there are still people who remember and think of him and his sacrifice.

Police Officer Bill Howe
Saint Louis County Police

November 22, 2012 I was pushing my two children on a swing set while spending time with relatives for Thanksgiving, I couldn't help think of you and the sacrifice you made. At 2:15 pm Florida time I paused and thanked you for your service and realized that as my children were spending time with me their father, your three children lost their father. On this holiday I am thankful for spending time with my children and thankful for your sacrifice. May you and your family find peace this holiday.

Corporal Sean DeGrilla
Orange County SO, FL

November 22, 2012

Rest in peace and may god bless you off.Tippit

Pfc Jon Pease
C M P D-retired bpd

November 22, 2012

Thank you for your service my blue brother. Prayers to you and your family as they mark the place where you died to honor you and your actions.

Deputy T. Luttrell

November 21, 2012

Thank you for your Heroism Sir and your service to your country. You were a true war hero Sir.. RIP as you served well.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

November 20, 2012

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

September 10, 2012

The thin blue line once again was too close to an event that, in this case, touched world history forever. The information that officer Tippit could have provided may have changed that course of history. The human element entered into the event and an unholstered weapon may have made the difference. As a former officer, I too have made decisions that could have been equally as horrific. Officers are human and make mistakes. Where do we keep getting men and women willing to run toward the danger instead of away from it? Rest in peace with the certain knowledge that you will not be forgotten. May God bless you and your family who surely think of you daily.

Donald Lawrence

May 6, 2012

One day we all will know what made you stop LHO. What was said and what made you exit the car with your gun unholstered. Your death was paramount to the capture of LHO. Your bravery trumps that of a heartless coward. RIP my brother

Lt. VJB. Ret.

March 1, 2012

Thank you for your service.

J.J. Stalcup

January 22, 2012

I pray that officer tippet"s family are doing well.

Mickey Yagovane
Kennedy friend

January 20, 2012

officer J.D. Tippit-God bless you and may you rest in peace

Lt. J.P.

December 11, 2011

The years have passed away but the memory of this day will long live in so many minds. Your courage that day led to the arrest of the President's killer. If it had not been for your stopping Oswald who knows where he would have ended up going. He could have left the country for all we know. Your dedication to the badge and answering the call will always be remembered. November 22 although will always bring a tear to my eyes wishing the outcome was different You will be the reason that Oswald was found. Thank You!! RIP

Ventura Calif

November 28, 2011

I have been to Dallas and visited the sites several times, but last Thursday (Nov. 17, 2011) I paid my respects at Officer Tippit's grave for the first time. What a shame that his family was robbed of him in his prime. My heartfelt sympathy to them on this sad anniversary.

Sgt. G.T. Neal
Peoria Heights (IL) P.D.

November 23, 2011

Officer Tippit,
On today, the 48th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but also for our Country when you served in the U.S. Army during WW II. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 22, 2011

Rest in Peace my brother! Your couyrage and sacrifice serve as a shinning beacon to us all.

Deputy Sheriff T.B. Dorsey
Pitt County (NC) Sheriff's Office

November 22, 2011

Many have forgotten the bravery of this police officer who gave his life while doing his duty. Blessings on him and his family on the 48th anniversary of his sacrifice. His name shines brightly in the hall of heaven's heroes.

an American citizen

November 22, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 48th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 22, 2011

I found a book that includes an audio CD of that historic day. The CD tracks include your last radio transmission and the citizen's transmission reporting you'd been shot. As a 14 year veteran of police dispatch, it is chilling, to say the least.

Rest easy knowing we've got it from here and you are not forgotten.


September 16, 2011

Happy New Year, J.D. Rest easy. We'll never forget.


December 29, 2010

Dear J.D. ~

The 47th anniversary of that terrible day in our history -- it truly seems impossible that so many years could have passed. Those of us who remember do so in graphic and vivid detail, and the sadness that enveloped us on November 22, 1963, has never left us. Your family members are always in my thoughts and prayers; I know they will be so glad to finally see you once again! Your heavenly Thanksgiving must have been spectacular, and I know your Christmas will be even better --- Hallelujah!! Rest peacefully in God's presence, and be assured that you will never be forgotten.

Susan W. Prater

November 29, 2010

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