DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – With the National focus being on the JFK memorial ceremonies this Friday, the Dallas Police Department is planning on honoring one of it’s own that was also lost on that fateful day.
Officer J.D. Tippit was on patrol in Oak Cliff on November 22, 1963 following the assassination of President Kennedy when he came across Lee Harvey Oswald.
According to reports, Tippit saw Oswald walking down 10th Street and stopped to ask him a question. Witnesses say Oswald shot Tippit four times. Oswald was later arrested in the Texas Theatre a few blocks away.
On Friday November 22, 2013 – exactly 50 years later – the Dallas Police Dept. and the Dallas Police Association will hold a candlelight vigil at 6:00 p.m. at the intersection of 10th and Patterson to honor the fallen officer.
Officer Tippit’s widow, Marie Tippit, is expected to attend the vigil along with the DPD Honor Guard, the Dallas Police Department Choir, and other Honor Guards from across the state of Texas.
(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)
- Army Beats Navy 21-17 To End 14-Year Losing Streak In Series
- Red-Suited SantaCon Pub Crawl Revelers Fan Out Across NYC
- Trump Expected To Tap Exxon’s Tillerson As Secretary Of State
- Dallas Police Searching For Suspects In Robbery Spree
- Trump Weighs In On ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Involvement
- Before Drug Sentencing Former Cowboy Sends Letter To CBS 11
- 4th Abduction Attempt In Tarrant County
- Evacuations In Milford After Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion
- Witnesses Watch 2 Lions Kill Lioness At Dallas Zoo
- Safety Institute Suggests Booster Seats Until Age 12
- PHOTOS: Your Pet Pictures