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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

Condolences to his family

Carson loveless

April 25, 2024

To Officer JD Tippit,

Upon reading these reflections and thinking of my own son pursuing a career as a Police Constable, I have come to realize we often forget the high price paid by our loved ones in service to a higher ideal and noble cause. This officer aspired to the highest call in the land and in my view he achieved it! Thank you for inspiring my children, thank for showing future generations the value of service. May your family be richly blessed in this world and the next for your sacrifice

Graeme Coultis, Civilian Canada
Father of future Police Constable in training

March 14, 2024

Thank you for your service. I hope I can be the officer in my career that you were in yours! Rest in peace brother!!!!!

Vestavia Hills Police Department Alice M
Vestavia Hills PD Vestavia Hills AL

February 19, 2024

RIP officer Tippit killed doing is duty on that very sad day for America.

James Johm Mitchell UK
UK citizen

November 26, 2023

Officer Tippit,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Europe as a member of the 17th Airborne Division fighting the Germans during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Airborne All The Way!

United States Border Patrol

November 22, 2023

On this 60th anniversary of your heroic and untimely death, we say thank you and as always, we will never forget you. God Speed Officer Tippit.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 22, 2023

Dear J.D.:
Once again, as I have for years now, I am writing this reflection to honor you, your sacrifice, and your family's sacrifice. Today, 60 years ago, that bastard, (who's name isn't fit to appear on this sacred site), who shot you and President Kennedy, in doing so, changed the world. But your death changed my life forever.

As I have stated before, your death gave birth to an 11 year old boys' dream to become a law enforcement officer...and he did. That is me. Because of your sacrifice and inspiration to me, I spent 35 years in law enforcement and retired twice. And yet, in all that time, whenever one of our sacred members of the Thin Blue Line went down, my thoughts would evert back to you. That, is how much of a profound effect you had on me.

Rest in peace my brother in law enforcement. You did your job well, with honor and integrity. And tomorrow, as our nation celebrates Thanksgiving, and there is an empty chair at your family's dinner table, I pray all Americans offer a prayer of thanks and gratitude for you, all who sacrificed, those who still serve, those of us who retired, and remember, "Above all else, honor".

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, Detective Ron Tomassi
Lake Mary Police, (Fl); Palm Beach Sheriff's Office

November 22, 2023

Hello Officer Tippit,

Today is the 60th anniversary of your death. I was just 3 years old that day. You are one of those members of law enforcement who stands out in my mind often, and I really have thought about you a lot over the years. It occurs to me that I don't think I ever thanked you for your service to our nation during WWII when I first left a reflection on your page.

Daniel Ryan
Private Investigator (Retired)

November 22, 2023

An officer who made the ultimate sacrifice in attempting to subdue an assassin. Thank you for your service sir. You will never be forgotten.

A State Trooper
Kentucky State Police

November 12, 2023

How sad all these years later
God rest his innocent soul
Gone but not forgotten

Curtis Dwares
Correctional Medicine

June 10, 2023

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

December 17, 2022

God Bless Officer Tippit and his Special Family. My wife and I were in 1st grade at St Robert Bellermine near Pittsburgh Pa. when we heard of the terrible frightening news. I always wanted to recognize and ask that Officer Tippit be Blessed as well as his Wonderful Family, After all these years I find the moment in my heart and in my family’s hearts to memorialize and honor Officer Tippit as the Hero and Wonderful American he lives on in our hearts to be.
God Bless his family, and all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren , and families to carry his name and his Amazing Love for America into the future of his country.
Merry Christmas to all of the Tippit Families

USA Citizen

December 16, 2022

Officer Tippet: Thanks for your sacrifice to the citizens of Dallas, and for your service to the great state of Texas. On that faithful day I was in elementary school and the principal picked me to take a note to all of the other classes, to inform them about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. I don't know why I was picked to take the note around, but I was part of the safety patrol and it was an honor to do so. However, it was a sad day. There was a lot of tears that day. I thank you as well for your service in the 17th Airborne. I too was a former paratrooper (509th, Vicenza, Italy). You were no doubt a cut above as the airborne was in WWII and in the present day. Thank you. The 17th Airborne was involved in the last large scale parachute jump/glider operation of the war (Wesel River/Germany). Casualties were very high. Thanks again for your service and sacrifice as a policemen and elite trooper. You honor this great nation.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

November 22, 2021

Lord Jesus, You came to Earth to show us what true love looks like. You taught that love was about sacrifice, virtue, and service. You us taught us that love means to lay down Your life for one another. For fallen law enforcement officers everywhere, we thank You for their selfless example of courage and valor. We ask that You bless and keep the families and friends of these fallen officers. Lord Jesus, wipe every tear from their eyes. Help them to heal and to move forward in a way that honors the memory of Police Officer J.D. Tippit, of the Dallas TX Police Department, who was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald shortly after Oswald had assassinated President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on Friday, November 22, 1963 . In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen.

“Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS for they shall be called children of God.” [Matthew 5:9]

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, RPP, CCC, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

November 22, 2021

Dear J.D.:

My time honored tradition for you continues. As tomorrow approaches, marking 58 years since your sacrifice, once again, like every year, I want to thank you for setting the bar so high for the rest of us to follow. But in a strange way, I'm happy you are not here to see how many people, including politicians, have attempted to smear our sacred profession. But I won't give them a forum for the rhetoric on this honorable site by mentioning any of them, any further.

The day will come, sir, when Americans, all Americans will realize that without heroes like J.D. Tippit, there would be NO peace, no American life that we enjoy. Rest in peace my brother, we have the watch...and we always will. "Above all else, honor".

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, (Retired)
Lake Mary, Fl. Police

November 21, 2021

Officer Tippit, you died 16 years before I was born. I still recognize the sacrifice you made for your family, your community, and your country. My prayers to your family and the Dallas Police Department.

Patrick Capps

August 15, 2021

Officer Tippit

I think of you often, especially every November 22. You are a heroic man. Thank you so much for your service in the Army during WWII, and your 11 years of service with the Dallas police department. I look forward to the day when I too will be in heaven so I can meet you personally. I'm glad you and your wife Marie are finally together again, along with your son Charles.

Dan Ryan
Private Investigator (Ret.)

May 10, 2021

Dear J.D. -
I haven’t written for a while, but I continue to think of you and your family, particularly on November 22nd of each passing year. I am so happy that you and your dear wife Marie are together again, along with one of your boys. What a joyous reunion yesterday for you and Marie after 57 years!! Through the reflection of someone else on 11/22/20, I have just learned that you were in the 17th Airborne Division during WWII, as was my father, Phillip L. Wright, Jr. I fervently hope you knew each other — two dedicated patriots of The Greatest Generation. Again, thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice you made on November 22, 1963. You will never be forgotten. I look forward to meeting you; hope you, Daddy, & Billy Walls will meet me at the Gate when my time comes.
With love and gratitude.

Susan Wright Prater

March 3, 2021

Thank You and God Bless You. A True Hero Warrior.

Col. Chuck Loeser
Jefferson County P.D. Kentucky

November 22, 2020

Dear J.D.:

For many years now, I have written a reflection to you and honor your sacrifice and dedication. As I have written before, 22 November 1963 had a profound effect on me, an 11 year old boy. I was shaken like so many others at the assassination of the President, but then compounded upon hearing of your death.
But your death was not in vain, because you sacrifice and death gave life to my wanting to be a law enforcement officer. And, 17 years later I did. You have been my hero and motivator all these years, and now retired, I still hold you as my hero.
God bless. "We few, We so few. We band of brothers". Amen

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, (Retired)
Lake Mary Police, (Fl); Palm Beach Sheriff's Office

November 22, 2020

57 years ago I was in 6th grade and learned of the President’s shooting and later that you had been killed. Many years later, while reading through a list of paratroopers from the 17th Airborne Division, which participated in the Normandy Invasion and Battle of the Bulge which included my father, I saw your name also.

Thank you for your service in the Army and Dallas PD

P.O. (Ret.) Thomas L Whitmore
Rochester NY PD

November 22, 2020

57 years ago today, President Kennedy died due to an assassins bullet. A short time later the same assassin murdered 11 year veteran of the Dallas Tx Police Dept, PO JD Tippit. PO Tippit left behind a wife and 3 children. He was also a war hero who served in the US Army during WWII and received a Bronze Star for heroism. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Fidelis Ad Mortem

Sergeant Pat Connolly

November 22, 2020

On this day that you so heroically sacrificed your life for the safety of the people of Dallas and the people of this country we say thank you Officer Tippit. May God Bless you, your family and loved ones and the men and women of the Dallas Police Department always. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 22, 2020

My dad was 1 of JD Tippit's partners. I don't remember it because I was about 6 months old in 1963. Years later I learned what happened. I know exactly where you are laid to rest at Laurel Land Cemetery in Oak Cliff. I will never forget.

Debbie Beltz
My dad was 1 of JD Tippit's partners

June 20, 2020

As calls to Defund The Police echo across the land, I an 8 year old boy on the day you died 11/22/63, remember your heroic attempt to detain and question Lee Harvey Oswald. My Catholic parish St. Ephrem. In Bensalem, PA remembers your sacrifice every 11/22 when our book of remembrance opens to the page for that date. Rest In Peace officer.

fellow Catholic

June 17, 2020

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