Five photos of the J.D. Tippit murder scene and a talk with the widow

Hugh Aynesworth interviews Marie Tippit, widow of the Dallas Police Officer officer killed by Lee Harvey Oswald, at the Sixth Floor Museum next week.

After 50 years of avoiding publicity, Tippit is giving this interview on what would’ve been her slain husband’s 90th birthday, Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10.

Aynesworth was a Dallas Morning News reporter when he covered the JFK assassination.

J.D. Tippit, an Oak Cliff beat cop, was shot four 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 children.

The blocks surrounding the site of the shooting, now dominated by Adamson High School, are hardly recognizable compared to 1963. Check out these five photos, by Dallas Times Herald photographer Darryl Heikes and archived at the Sixth Floor Museum. Then if you haven’t, take a drive over to Tenth and Patton and read the marker.


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