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Candles For The Life Of JFK Hero DPD Officer J.D. Tippit

Among the commemorations in Dallas on Friday there was a special remembrance held for J.D. Tippit. He was the Dallas police officer who was Lee Harvey Oswald’s second victim on this day 50 years ago.

11/22/2013

R.C. Nelson, the often patrol partner of murdered Dallas police Officer J.D. Tippit.  (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Exclusive: J.D. Tippit’s Partner Talks For The First Time

On Friday it will be 50 years since the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. But there was another murder on that dark day in Dallas — one you don’t hear as much about.

CBSDFW.COM–11/20/2013

From the mug shots police took of Lee Harvey Oswald to the homicide report for the president he was accused of killing, a collection of rarely seen artifacts related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy are on display at Dallas City Hall. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Dallas Police To Honor Officer Tippit, Slain By Oswald

About 45 minutes after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in downtown Dallas, Officer J.D. Tippit was on patrol in Oak Cliff. He slowed down as he saw a man who met the vague description of the shooting suspect walking down the street.

11/01/2013

Portrait of the family of policeman J.D. Tippit killed by Lee Harvey Oswald on the same day as the American President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Dallas, 1963 (credit: Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Dallas Police To Honor Tippit With Badge

About 45 minutes after President Kennedy died from a sniper’s bullets in Dallas, Officer J.D. Tippit saw a man walking down a street in a nearby Oak Cliff neighborhood.

11/01/2013

(credit: L.P. Phillips/KRLD)

Dallas Police Honor Detective Cuffed To Oswald

The man in the cowboy hat handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald when he was shot by Jack Ruby, is set to receive the police commendation award.

05/14/2013

President John F. Kennedy and wife Jackie riding in his motorcade through the streets of Downtown Dallas on November 22, 1963

Commemoration Plans For JFK 50th Underway As 49th Year Marked

One of the darkest days in North Texas history happened 49 years ago today. And as the mid-century mark edges closer, the city of Dallas is already planning how to commemorate the event.

11/22/2012