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Grave of slain police officer J. D. Tippit.

Grave of J.D. Tippit: Oswald Shot Him

Field review by the editors.

Dallas, Texas

Veteran Dallas police officer J.D. Tippitt, was shot and killed within an hour after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dealey Plaza on Nov. 22, 1963. Dallas police rapidly connected the dots and apprehended the alleged perpetrator of both crimes -- Lee Harvey Oswald.

Tippitt was driving on patrol on the streets of Oak Cliff, a Dallas neighborhood, when he spotted a man fitting the rough description issued over his radio minutes earlier. Tippitt stopped the man, who shot him four times, in front of witnesses. Among the conspiracy crowd, this murder is also viewed with skepticism that Oswald was the shooter, in spite of the testimony of multiple eyewitnesses....

The heroic officer was buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park on November 25, 1963, the same day as the burials of Oswald and Kennedy.

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Grave of J.D. Tippit: Oswald Shot Him

Laurel Land Memorial Park

6000 South R.L. Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX
Laurel Land Memorial Park. South side of the city. I-35E exit 420. Turn east onto E. Laureland Rd. Drive a half-mile. At the intersection of Marsalis St. on the left, you'll see the cemetery entrance gate on the right. Turn right into the cemetery, then make your first right once inside the gate. The road curves right, almost back to Laureland Rd. That's where the grave is, on the right, along the fence line, next to a small tree.
Gates open daily 8-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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