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J. D. Tippit
Born (1924-09-18)September 18, 1924
Died November 22, 1963(1963-11-22) (aged 39)
Resting place Laurel 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
Relatives
Marie Francis (née Gasway) (wife)
(m. 1946)

Charles Tippit (son)
Brenda Tippit (daughter)
Curtis Tippit (son)
Awards Certificate of Merit (1957)
Medal of Valor †
Police Medal of Honor †
Police Cross †
Citizens Traffic Commission Award of Heroism †
† posthumously
Police career
Department Dallas Police Department
Badge number 848
Country United States United States of America
Allegiance Flag of Dallas.svg Dallas, Texas
Years of service 1952–63
Rank Patrolman
Memorials  • Historical marker on SH 37 at
CR 1280 southwest of Clarksville
(dedicated November 17, 2001)
 • 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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