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.
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.
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.
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.
Dallas police and schools officials are dedicating a historical marker to the police officer shot by Lee Harvey Oswald shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.