Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

J. D Tippet will never be forgotten. His death led to the apprehension of JFK's killer.
May his family be blessed with God's healing hand. Where ever they are today my prayers go with them
He will live forever in American history.

Dan D'Allara
NYPD LODD 9/11 surviving famly member

November 22, 2013

RIP Officer Tippit...I was only in elementary school when your life was taken but I still can remember how horrible that day was for everyone. Prayers go to your family as you gave up your life that day for our country and I am sure you left a wonderful family behind....thank you and God Bless

sue cooke

November 22, 2013

I was 3 years old, living at James Connolly Air Force Base in Waco, Texas. My father was at work. My mom was ironing. My little brother was taking a nap and I was watching tv. Black and white tv. I remember someone came on the tv and said the President had been shot. I remember my mom busted out crying. The base alerts (very loud horn-type noises) went off. I remember how loud they were. Mom locked all the doors and was terrified that we were under some kind of attack. My Dad couldn't come home from work. That was the first time I can remember seeing my Mom cry. I am now a 911 Dispatch Supervisor and I never knew about the heroism of this young officer. We are faced with death and the dying on a daily basis. He gave the ultimate sacrifice and, we are grateful for your service, Officer Tippit. God bless you and your family.

Melody Embry Dispatch Supervisor
Chesapeake Police Department

November 22, 2013

RIP Sir.

Ptlm DeVita (retired)
Lima Police Dept.

November 22, 2013

Thank you for your service.

Lt. WDM Police Reserves ret. Gary Stull
West Des Moines Police Dept.

November 22, 2013

My son is a Dallas Police Officer, and like many others, proudly wears your badge this month. We will never forget your sacrifice and heroism. Rest in Peace Officer Tippit.

Father of a Dallas Police Officer

November 22, 2013

Never forgotten my brother. Rest in Peace.

Deputy T.B. Dorsey
Pitt County (NC) Sheriffs Office

November 22, 2013

Dear J.D. ~

I had no idea I would still be here to mark this sad and solemn 50-year anniversary of the Dallas tragedies. Every detail has run through my head like a tape for all these years; in fact, the current film footage being shown on TV from 1963 affects me profoundly . . . . . almost makes me physically ill. I am immediately propelled back to that dark day 50 years ago that none of us who lived it will ever forget.

I recently found the lovely web site your family has established for you and very much enjoyed reading through it. You have a wonderful, caring family who love you so much, are so proud of you, and miss you terribly. We are all grateful to you for your honorable service and for your selfless act that probably saved many lives on November 22, 1963. Have a glorious Thanksgiving, J.D.; you and your family will remain in our prayers and in our hearts.

With gratitude,

Susan Wright Prater

November 22, 2013

A hero to more than he knows,

Emory - Ephrata, WA
brother of Ferry County WA Undersheriff Matthew J Lane, EOW 5/30/2003

November 22, 2013

Thank you for your service.

Ret. Sgt. Kathleen Nolan O'Malley
Chicago Police Dept.

November 22, 2013

Never Forgotten

Cathy Hill
Surviving Spouse Deputy Barry Hill

November 22, 2013

Police Officer Tippit was a hero of mine long before I became
a New York City Police Officer. May he rest in peace.


November 22, 2013

Today on the 50th anniversary of your death, we pause, say a prayer for your family and remember your service to our country. RIP You are not forgotten.
Respectfully submittted
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (retired 911)
Town of Oconomowoc Police
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc Police

November 22, 2013

I’m sorry your murder isn’t as well known as JFK’s assassination is, Mr. Tippit.


November 22, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 21, 2013

My humblest gratitude for JD Tippit, his sacrifice and that of his precious family. I feel as if JD is family as his name, his badge #848 has been in my family since 1958. Youngest of 12, I needed a desk lamp, Mother gave me green stamps to redeem on Jefferson St and on way back this officer stopped me. He was so nice and friendly he was like a big brother. "What's in your box, son?" "I have a new desk lamp." May I see it" And when I showed him he said, "well that's a mighty nice lamp, thank you son, you can be on your way, have nice day." I asked why he stopped me and he said I fit description of boy selling cigarettes from similar box. I told my Mother I'd never forget that badge #. I'm a '63 WH Adamson grad and was in 1st yr college at HCJC in Athens, Tx , 11-22-63 Mother calls me in dorm asking, Do you remember #848? I couldn't at that time. She reminded me it was officer Tippit's badge # so we both cried for a while as we remembered this kind gentleman police officer. His name was a constant remembrance in our family and remains today. So for you Marie, Allen, Brenda and Curtis, I thank you again for your family's sacrifice and the supreme sacrifice of JD not just for Dallas, America, but for mankind where ever integrity of the law commands justice. My life was blessed by JD's. His heroism resounds forever in my heart. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift His countenance on you and give you peace. I thank my God for every remembrance of you.

roy grady

November 21, 2013

It is the 50th anniversary of your assassination along with President Kennedy. I hope people will never forget your sacrifice and your sacrifice needs to be recognized as much as the presidents.

Police officer
DC Metropolitan Police (MPDC)

November 21, 2013

It saddens me to know that your heroism is lost in the awareness of the historical event that also took your life that day 50 years ago. May your family know that your supreme sacrifice is not forgotten. May you rest in peace Officer Tippit.

Tammie Elliott-Gehle
Surviving Spouse of Sgt. Robert Elliott EOW 2/25/1987

November 20, 2013

Thank you sir for your service to the citizen's of Texas but also to the United States Of America, may you rest in peace.

R Boudreau

November 20, 2013

Thank you Officer Tippit for your supreme sacrifice and dedicated duty to the citizens of Dallas, Texas, and to our country. Had it not been for you, perhaps the killer of our President would have gotten away and remained a mystery in the book of history. As it was, your dedication and your bravery led to the tragedy of your murder in the line of duty, which eventually aided in the identification and capture of the killer Lee H Oswald. God bless your family, may they always know that our nation is grateful, and our state was blessed to have a public servant such as you. Thank you for your dedication to duty.

J Walker

November 16, 2013

I have always love history and when I was in high school this poor man was never mentioned as part of the JFK assassination. I have watched documentaries that he was not mentioned. I watched a movie on the National Geographic channel and it was the first time I have seen that a police officer was murdered. My very late condolences to the friends and family of this man even though I was not born until 1967. His selfless heroism should have been recognized more throughout the United States.

Retired CTRC U.S Navy

November 15, 2013

Officer Tippit you were brave and put your life on the line everyday that you walked out your door. my thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends as they are reminded of this day that you gave your life. Peace be with you and know that you indeed are in a better place.

Cynthia Baca

November 14, 2013

Thank you Officer Tippit, not only for your law enforcement service but also your military service as well. My thoughts are with your family and friends on this 50th anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice. I was just a little over 2 1/2 years old back then. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)
Rest in Peace Brother.

Mark Suba, Law Enforcement Officer
USDA Forest Service

November 13, 2013

Soon it will be 50 years. Your bravery and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten Officer Tippet. I was only ten but remember that days events fairly well. And now as I watch a documentary about that day I find myself thinking of your service, bravery, sacrifice and the family left behind in this tragedy. My thoughts are with your family. You will never be forgotten.

G. Birkholz, Wisconsin
mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, EOW 3/20/11

November 6, 2013

7 years ago, I left my first reflection you. Today, just a few days away from the 50th anniversary of your passing, I write my second. As I stated in my first reflection, let me reiterate myself again...your heroism and your sacrifice, made me have the dedication and the tenacity to do the things I have done in my career.
I owe to you, my deepest gratitude, and my ultimate respect, for impressing so much with your death, that I have had the stellar career I have had.
I know that the time will come, when I will have the chance to personally shake your hand, and thank you man to man, for being my hero.
I ask only this: that Almighty God keep you close to His heart, and I am certain, without doubt, that when He opened the Gates of Heaven that November day, He said to you, "Welcome Home J.D. You did your job well".
Rest in peace, my brother..our thin line stays thin, but the line WILL hold. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Lake Mary (Fl) Police

November 5, 2013

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