J. D. Tippit

American police officer

J.D. Tippit was a police officer in Dallas, Texas, murdered on the 22nd of November, 1963, by Lee Harvey Oswald. This was the same day that John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

J. D. Tippit
Dallas Police Department photo, 1963
Born(1924-09-18)September 18, 1924
DiedNovember 22, 1963(1963-11-22) (aged 39)
Resting placeLaurel Land Memorial Park
Dallas, Texas
32°40′29.06″N 96°49′13.16″W / 32.6747389°N 96.8203222°W / 32.6747389; -96.8203222
Marie Francis (née Gasway) (wife)
(m. 1946)

Charles Tippit (son)
Brenda Tippit (daughter)
Curtis Tippit (son)
AwardsCertificate of Merit (1957)
Medal of Valor †
Police Medal of Honor †
Police Cross †
Citizens Traffic Commission Award of Heroism †
† posthumously
Police career
DepartmentDallas Police Department
Badge number848
CountryUnited States United States of America
Allegiance Dallas, Texas
Years of service1952–63
Memorials • Historical marker on SH 37 at
CR 1280 southwest of Clarksville
(dedicated November 17, 2001)[1]
 • Historical marker on northeast corner of East 10th Street and South Patton Avenue in Dallas
(dedicated November 20, 2012)

References change

  1. "Texas Historic Sites Atlas". Texas Historical Commission. Archived from the original on July 13, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2014.