J. D. Tippit

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J. D. Tippit
Dallas Police Department photo, 1963
Born(1924-09-18)September 18, 1924
DiedNovember 22, 1963(1963-11-22) (aged 39)
Resting placeLaurel Land Memorial Park
Dallas, Texas
32°40′29.06″N 96°49′13.16″W / 32.6747389°N 96.8203222°W / 32.6747389; -96.8203222
Marie Francis (née Gasway) (wife)
(m. 1946)

Charles Tippit (son)
Brenda Tippit (daughter)
Curtis Tippit (son)
AwardsCertificate of Merit (1957)
Medal of Valor †
Police Medal of Honor †
Police Cross †
Citizens Traffic Commission Award of Heroism †
† posthumously
Police career
DepartmentDallas Police Department
Badge number848
CountryUnited States United States of America
Allegiance Dallas, Texas
Years of service1952–63
Memorials • Historical marker on SH 37 at
CR 1280 southwest of Clarksville
(dedicated November 17, 2001)[1]
 • Historical marker on northeast corner of East 10th Street and South Patton Avenue in Dallas
(dedicated November 20, 2012)

J.D. Tippit was a police officer in Dallas, Texas, murdered on the 22nd of November, 1963, by Lee Harvey Oswald. This was the same day that John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

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  1. "Texas Historic Sites Atlas". Texas Historical Commission. Archived from the original on July 13, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2014.