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Dallas, Texas: Grave of J.D. Tippit: Oswald Shot Him Team Field Report

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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Grave of J.D. Tippit: Oswald Shot Him

J.D. Tippit was a policeman murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald, on Nov. 22, 1963, less than an hour after JFK was assassinated. Oswald was arrested for killing Tippit, not JFK. Report...

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Grave of J.D. Tippit: Oswald Shot him

Visited Officer Tippit's grave on April 26, 2019. The grave marker has been neglected. Engravings hard to read; no longer looks anything like the photos taken by previous tipsters. There is a lid -- not sure what to call it -- that has come detached from the marker, which exposes a pipe going underground. It's rather disturbing and upsetting to see that no one is taking care of this grave. Unlike at Lee Harvey Oswald's grave, there are no flowers at this marker. There should be.

[Victoria Balfour, 05/05/2019]

Oct. 31, 2019: Tipster Karen writes: The pipe "is actually where the flowers go. It is a vase, turned upside-down. It is very common to see if somebody ever chooses to visit their dead relatives. Folks turn it down into place; and when there are flowers, they flip it upright."

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