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Officer J. D. Tippit | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas

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

 

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.
NYPD
March 1, 2012

Thank you for your service.


January 22, 2012

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

Mickey Yagovane
Kennedy friend
January 20, 2012

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

Lt. J.P.
B.P.D
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

VIP
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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
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.

Dispatcher
Tennessee
September 16, 2011

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

Anonymous
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
Kentuckian
November 29, 2010

47 years have passed since you laid down your life for your friends. Rest in peace Officer Tippit...we've got it from here.

Anonymous
November 22, 2010

Officer Tippit,

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft
November 22, 2010

DEAR OFFICER TIPPIT YOU WERE A GOOD MAN AND WERE ONLY DOING YOUR JOB AND YOU HAD TO GET SHOT BY A LONE GUNMAN BY THE NAME OF LEE HARVEY OSWALD I BET YOU AND LEE HARVEY ODWALD HAD A NICE TALK WHAT DID YOU SAY TO LEE AND WHAT LEE SAY YOU BACK J.D. BUT WHEN YOU GOT OUT YOUR CAR LEE HARVEY OSWALD SHOT YOU 1 TIME IN THE CHEST AND 3 TIMES IN THE HEAD AND I WONDER WHY HE SHOT YOU LIKE THAT J.D. ONLY GOD KNOWS THAT J.D. SO J.D. TIPPIT YOU ARE IN HEAVEN WITH YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST J.D. TIPPIT REST IN PEACE J.D.TIPPIT AND MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU SAFE IN HIS ARMS ALWAYS J.D.TIPPIT.

ANGELA BETH HARTMAN
I READ ALL ABOUT OFFICER J.D.TIPPIT ON HIS WEBSITE.
July 10, 2010

R.I.P

Sergeant
NYPD
April 12, 2010

MY REFLECTION ON J.D. TIPPIT WAS THAT HE WAS A GREAT POLICE OFFICER HE WAS ALWAYS QUICK ON HIS THINKING AND WHILE DRIVING IN HIS POLICE CAR HE SAW LEE HARVEY OSWALD WALKING ON THE SIDE WALK AND J. D. TIPPIT BEEPED HIS HORN TWICE AND LEE WALKED OVER TO J. D. CAR AND LEANED OVER TO TALK TO J. D. AND WHEN J.D. GOT OT OF HIS CAR THAT'S WHEN LEE HARVEY OSWALD SHOT AND KILLED OFFICER J.D.TIPPIT. EVEN THOUGH I WAS NOT EVEN BORN YET WHEN THIS HAPPEN BUT MY PARENTS ONCE TOOK ME TO DALLAS THE SIX FLOR MUSUEM BUT I WAS TO LITTLE TO REMEMBER AT ALL.

ANGELA BETH HARTMAN
HE WAS A VERY GOOD POLICE OFFICER BUT I FEEL LIKE I KNOWN HIM A WHILE.
March 17, 2010

Officer Tippit, you are a true hero. You and your actions will never be forgotten.

Annonymous
December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas, JD. May your family find peace this holiday.

Corporal Sean DeGrilla
Orange County Sheriff's Office, FL
December 24, 2009

J.D. Tippit...you have not and will never be forgotten. I hope that those who read this will grow to understand your sacrifice and what it meant to aid in keeping the country held together with some glue of sanity. You are missed and loved. Ooh Rah and Semper Fi.

FMR OFCR WINSLOW
FEDERAL POLICE
November 26, 2009

Sir on this day November 23, 2009 i stop to remember you and what you gave four your country. Getting out with any suspect always causes a little edge for a officer, getting out with a man suspected in killing the President of the United States had to enhance that, there was no way you could know at that time if this was a Soviet hitman or just a evil person. You were sharpe to have spotted him especially with all the confusion going on at that time but you went right at him, to do the right thing. Now sir you are a part of history that can never be changed, Maybe one day all the facts will come out and if they were anyone else involved in this act they should face the justice for you and the President President Kennedy said in the past a saying that fits your scrrafice. Officer J.D. Tippit was a greatful man and a solem nation will be forever in his debt. Gog Bless Sir.

Gary Mintz, Public Safety Supervisor
Warren Wilson College Public safety, Asheville NC
November 23, 2009

Oorah Officer Tippit, from a grateful Dallasite.

E. Dahlgren
civilian
November 6, 2009

I was in the 9th grade when you were taken from this earth. Because from a very age I always wanted to be a police officer, I was deeply saddened by your loss.

Major J. Williams
November 4, 2009

You are a true hero. God Bless Your Soul

Ptl J.E. Johnson
Columbia SC P.D.
July 3, 2009

 
 

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