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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

Officer Tippit, 45 years ago you did what we all do and thats stop someone who fits the decsription of a suspect. You made the ultimate sacrifice that day and I just wanted to stop by and say you have not been forgotten. We still keep the watch in your honor and all our fallen. Rest easy, J.D., rest easy. Bless all your survivors also, for as they know, it never goes away.


November 22, 2008

Rest in peace my brother. We don't forget our own.

Officer RM Taylor

November 22, 2008 I work today I will be thinking of your family, you and your sacrifice. You should be enjoying your retirement today instead of being remembered. God bless you and your family.

Corporal Sean DeGrilla
Orange County Sheriff's Office, FL

November 22, 2008

today marks the 45th anniversy of your ultimate sacrifice only 45 years later we still remember you as a hero trying to stop the president's killer and just like the president your life was taken away from us as well today we remember the president of the united states and we also remember you on this day i will be having a memorial for the both of you when the time comes to the hour of when you both were taken away from us only 45 years ago rest in peace

no agency

November 22, 2008

Officer Tippit,
Today is the 45th anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice. As I work on shift today I will be thinking of what you did that day..


Officer Joshua Howe
Northfield Township Police, MI

November 22, 2008

Officer Tippit, I will never forget your name or the sacrifice you made. I am about to end a 32 year career but I will always remember those that were not luck enough to finish their careers. God bless you and your family.

Lieut. Peter Nahass
Wellesley Police Dept

November 19, 2008

IN 7 days will be the 45th. anniversy of the deaths of both president kennedy and officer Tippit that day which is november 22nd. that day i will honor both president kennedy and officer Tippit when that day comes november 22nd. i will post something here

no agency

November 16, 2008

I was not even born on the day that you made the ultimate sacrifice,I have friends that knew you,and from what they have told me,I believe your actions on that day would not have been any different if it had been any person killed that day no matter the persons station in life,I believe you would have stopped the suspect no matter the crime,that is the kind of officer you were.THANK YOU for your service and now,others have the watch.

e ragsdale

October 16, 2008

hi this is joyce and am going to share my memory's of that fateful day it was a friday the date was november 22, i had just change classes i was 8 years old at the time i was walking down the hall getting ready to go to my next class when all of a sudden a boy started yelling aross the hall that presidet kennedy had been shot i though it was a joke but it was'nt then i saw a teacher crying and i knew it was true then i want to class and that day we haded a test and the teacher was going to give the test but we were so mad and sad to do the test so she stop the test later a spaker came up to the spaker phone and said that the president was dead and we all cryed we felt bad for him and we were all sad later when i went home i saw on the tv that they had cought a man in a movie theatre by the name of lee harvey oswald and that this might be a tie here with the murder of the president the news man said later the news man said that a police officer had been shot in the street of oak cliff dallas and that oswald had shot the officer accodring to the news man this officer later known as officer J.D. Tippit stoped oswald for questing when the officer went to make in arrest oswald shot him 4 times i felt sorry for the police officer i felt he was doing his job just like the president he got killed doing his job president kennedy was being the president and officer Tippit was being the police officer as he was to be and that is my memory's of november 22, 1963 and it was a very sad day for me because kennedy was my hero and now officer Tippit is now my other hero of that day-ps my thoughts and prayers go out to the Tippit family may officer Tippit rest in peace love joyce


October 6, 2008

hi my name is jonathan first of all my thoughts and prayers go out to the family of officer J.D. tippit he was many of the true hero's out there he tried to stop the president's killer but like the president doing his job officer tippit got killed doing his job as well officer tippit is one of my hero's because of what he did that knowing on a very dark day knowing that someone fought back agian in assassin and trying to stop him from killing any more people if you wish to contact me please do at [email protected] may god bless officer tippit and his family and all those who have lost there lives in the line of duty

jonathan ortiz

October 6, 2008

Brother, I just watched a documentary about the Kennedy assassination on the history channel, and learned about your sacrifice. I believe I had always knew that Oswald had killed a police officer, but I never knew your name. Knowing that now, as a fellow police officer who was not even born for almost two decades after you EOW, I still wanted to pay you my respects. Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your sacrifice on that tragic day, a day I that I never even knew. I pray that God has looked after your family over the years and that they are doing well. You may be gone, but are not forgotten. History will remember you as a hero always.

Deputy Frank
Wake County SO, North Carolina

September 10, 2008

my thoughts and prayers go out to the family of officer j.d. tippit he was a great officer killed in the line of dudy j.d. is a true american hero he tried to get the presidents killer and he got killed trying to get the presidents killer j.d. is many of the true hero's out there agian my thoughts and prayers go out to the family of j.d. may he rest in peace


September 7, 2008

Officer Tippit,by all means you were a devoted Husband and Father who served his country in WWII and patrolled the streets of Dallas as an Officer of the Law who left this world much too soon.
Just as the Tippit Family lost a beloved Husband and Father;Brother;Son and Uncle;the State of Texas lost someone who truly represented the qualities that our State is known for.
Although I was only four that fateful Friday in November,for all you did for our country;state and city;I salute you.

John T.Patterson

John T.Patterson

July 26, 2008

Officer Tippet, I had just turned 13 when I heard the news about the President being shot. As I later watched the news coverage, I heard about how you had confronted Lee Harvey Oswald, and were gunned down.

Even at 13 it struck me what a brave officer you were. I still have a journal somewhere where I wrote down that you were my hero. Every time I hear or think about President Kennedy's assasination, it also reminds me of yours.

I retired after 22 years of law enforcement, and it was heros like you and my father who steered me into that line of work. I tried my best to do what was right, and to be someone who, when those who knew me looked back, would say that he was a good cop. You were one of the great influences on me from a young age and it is a shame that your could not have stayed with us longer so your family would have had more time with you.

Rest in peace. I am proud to call you a brother officer.

Deputy US Marshal (RET) Walt Setzer
US Marshals Service

May 19, 2008

Sometimes in the spotlights there are great shadows.

Ofc. Colvin

May 10, 2008

Officer Tippit your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 10, 2008

Know that you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother...

Ptl. R. Jarman
Twsp of Union, NJ

March 25, 2008

I was 4 years old when Officer Tippit was murdered. For years I've wondered about him and his family. He was a hero! I know his family has suffered much from this senseless tragedy. May he rest in peace. And may God continue to bless his family left behind.

Chaplain David Copeland
White County Sheriff's Dept. Arkansas

March 6, 2008

I was ten years old, when both the President and you were taken by an assassin's bullet. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Dallas, and the United States of America. God bless you Officer Tippit, and rest in peace.

Jim Walker

March 4, 2008

Your killer shot the president and took yor life. You lost your life trying to protect the public from a killer. You are a hero. Your death was just as important as President Kennedy's. So the killer murdered a good president and a good police officer.

Kenny Yelton

February 23, 2008

Officer Tippit,
On this most imfamous of days you paid the ultimate price for anyone in Law Enforcement. Your actions warrant recognition of the highest award. You could have just turned a blind eye and not gotten involved but you did your job like we are expected to do. Today another brother in arms from your Department joins you in God's glory.

Ptl. P A Notto
Schenectady, NY Police Dept.

February 22, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 5, 2008



January 9, 2008

Dear Officer Tippit ~

44 years since you were taken on that terrible day in 1963; seems impossible that so much time could have passed. The memories are quite fresh and still very painful. Just want to tell you again that you'll never be forgotten.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Rest in peace forevermore.

Susan Prater

December 28, 2007

You saw something that was not right. You acted on that gut feeling and it cost you your life. Thank you for your service. You did not die in vain.
Rest in Peace, Brother.

Sgt. Brian Burton
Ft, Wayne In. PD

December 27, 2007

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