Advocate slideshow: J.D. Tippit memorial

Almost 49 years after he was killed on an Oak Cliff street corner by Lee Harvey Oswald, Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit received formal recognition here for his service.

A historical marker is in place at Tenth and Patton, where Tippit was killed less than an hour after the JFK assassination. The Dallas school district, police department, the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League and the Texas Historical Commission held a ceremony to dedicate the new marker Tuesday.

Tippit’s widow, Marie, was on hand to unveil the marker with police chief David Brown. Advocate photographer Danny Fulgencio brought us these photos from the ceremony.

By |2012-11-20T19:47:53-05:00November 20th, 2012|Crime, Multimedia, News, Nonprofits and Volunteers, Oak Cliff History, Photos|2 Comments

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  1. […] Tippit, an Oak Cliff beat cop, was shot three times near the intersection of Tenth and Patton, where a historical marker was installed two years ago. The World War II veteran was 39, and he had three […]

  2. […] Dairy and later moved to a ranch-style family home a few blocks from where [Lee Harvey] Oswald shot Officer [J.D.] Tippit. … Wade moved into a converted loft space on the corner of Beckley Avenue and Jefferson […]

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