Skip to Main Content

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

RoadsideAmerica.com Team Field Report

Laurel Land Memorial Park

Address:
6000 South R.L. Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Gates open daily 8-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
214-371-1336
Save to My Sights
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.

Roadsideamerica.com Report...

Visitor Tips and News About Grave of J.D. Tippit: Oswald Shot Him

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Eternal Flame.

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."

Roadside Presidents
Roadside Presidents App for iPhone. Find this attraction and more: museums, birthplaces, graves of the Chief Execs, first ladies, pets, assassins and wannabes. Prez bios and oddball trivia. Available on the App Store.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Muffler ManMuffler Man, Dallas, TX - 3 mi.
Giraffe Statue at Dallas ZooGiraffe Statue at Dallas Zoo, Dallas, TX - 5 mi.
Lee Harvey Oswald's Matinee SeatLee Harvey Oswald's Matinee Seat, Dallas, TX - 5 mi.
In the region:
World's Largest Caterpillar, Italy, TX - 33 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Texas Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood, California (Mar 4-10, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings