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

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

April 17, 2016

Sometimes, we don't know who a hero might be until he distinguishes himself by valor in a moment of crisis. Officer J.D. Tippit was the kind of hero that helped right the wrongs of this world and made Dallas a safer place to live. His intelligence and instinct during the last moments of his life helped to find a presidential assassin before he could get away. Officer Tippit took very little from life and in return gave all that he had. Dallas is grateful.


March 10, 2016

Well done officer, Rest in Peace.

Trooper R.A. Caridi / Ret. 31yrs service
New York State Police

November 22, 2015

You are NOT forgotten Officer Tippit!

Sgt. Michael Crosby
Massachusetts State Police

November 22, 2015

We remember the events that took place on this day in history. Officer Tippet may you rest in peace. Thank you for you answering the call on this day 52 years ago..

safety officer

November 22, 2015

RIP Officer Tippit
Jim Stout
Tucson, Arizona

Jimmy Stout Agent/Chaplain

November 22, 2015

I never knew a cop was killed during this incident.
Rest easy Officer Tippit.


November 22, 2015

J.D. Tippit was a true hero, he gave his life doing his job protecting the people of Dallas. I have always felt that the Dallas Police Dept. should have been honored for the unbelievable work they did in solving the senseless murders of two great men, they had the killer in custody in less than two hours, and never got an ounce of thanks for it. Both officer Tippit and the Dallas Police Dept. have my utmost respect.

G. D. Izzo
Someone who lived through it.

November 22, 2015

Thank you Mr. Tippit for your service on Nov. 22, 1963. Thank you also for your service in WW II. Bless your beautiful family that has sacrificed so much for this country. May God Bless.

Sheriff Wiley Griffin
Decatur County, Ga. Sheriff's Office

November 22, 2015

Rest easy Sir

Police Officer

November 22, 2015

I was only 12 years old on that horrible day, and did not learn until later that our nation had lost not one, but two great men.

RIP, Officer Tippit. The lessons of selflessness and dedication you embodied will not be forgotten.

John Schofield SPC4

October 4, 2015

Tippit, you were a special hero. One that gave a sacrifice no one else could give, and that civilian that called for help was also a hero. You were alone only with a few people doing your job trying to question Oswald.


July 5, 2015

To my friend.Always remembered.

Ret officer William Wells
Houston,tx police

February 7, 2015

You will never ever be forgotten! RIP

North Kingstown Police Department

November 22, 2014

Always rememberd with #POTUS35

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 22, 2014

Another year & your still prayed for & thought of as a hero!

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 21, 2014

Like all the cops in all the world there was a huge lump in my throat on that fateful day, yes I was saddend by the loss of Mr. Kennedy, but some how I felt the death of officer Tippet ever so much more, I still do.

Two fine men died that day both lived by the motto of the Blue Knight ( I know one wasn't a cop but he would have made a good one)

R.I.P. Officer Tippit "Respectful to all subservient to none"

Detective Sergeant Jack Mc Crum 11748
Bureau of Criminal Intelligence Victoria Police Australia.

November 21, 2014

Mrs. Tippit, My prayers are with J.D., your family and friends. Officer Tippit not only served the City of Dallas, but also served in the US Army and protected our freedom before becoming a Police Officer. God Bless You All. J. Harrelson

Lt. J. Harrelson (Retired)
Holbrook Police Department

November 15, 2014

I was honored to be present during your memorial on the 50th anniversary of this tragic day in United Stated History. Your wife spoke well of you and we held a candle light vigil in your honor. Rest in Peace brother.

Police Officer
Dallas PD

May 17, 2014

you were my great uncle and i was alive to know you but i wish i could have, and i respect you for what u did that day giving your life to protect your fellow people

Keith Howard

March 25, 2014

I just read a recent article in "POLICE ONE" about your life. I'm glad I did. You may have only lived 39 years on this earth, but you saw more and did more than most people who live to a ripe old age. WWII-Army Airborne, Battle of the Bulge, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, just to name a few. On DPD, attacked by a man with an ice pick, having to take a life of a man who pulled a .25 auto on you and your partner. And, because of your alertness and dedication, the man who assassinated the President of the United States was captured. A member of the Greatest Generation. RIP warrior! You deserve it.

Police Sergeant
A Massachusetts Police Department

March 6, 2014

My son graduated from Army boot camp on 11/22/13. There was a lot of remembering on this 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. I never knew a Dallas Police Officer was killed that day. Then I learned how you were the hero that day. Thank you for your service in the Army, thank you for your service with DPD, and I thank your family for standing by vigilantly while you served. Godspeed Brother.

C.J. Mulligan, Detective
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department

February 23, 2014

RIP Sir! You are a true American hero. I was just told the story of the details of your tragic death back in 1963.

K Brooks
Houston PD

February 18, 2014


CO Ted Carr (ret), Colorado Dept. of Corrections, Texas Dept. of Corrections TDCJID

February 6, 2014

Thank you for your service Officer Tippit, especially on that fateful day! God Bless.

Special Agent Stephen Huvane
US Department of HUD OIG

November 27, 2013

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