J. D. Tippit (September 18, 1924 – November 22, 1963) was an American police officer who served as an 11-year veteran with the Dallas Police Department. About 45 minutes after the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, Tippit was shot and killed in a residential neighborhood in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Texas.
j.d. tippit (1924-1963) In Dallas, Texas there is a city memorial honoring the dedicated men and women of law enforcement who have given their lives in the line of duty. They are Dallas heroes - men and women whose strength of character endured the ultimate test.
Officer J.D. Tippit lived with his wife and family at 238 Glencairn, 7 miles south of 10th & Patton, and patrolled area 78 in South Oak Cliff, far away from 10th & Patton. On November 22 Tippit was in the area of central Oak Cliff, patrol district 91, which was assigned to Officer William Mentzel, and Tippit was several miles from his assigned ...
J.D. Tippit is one of those ordinary men who, through extraordinary events, had the moniker of hero thrust upon them. And although his role in America's darkest days will forever be remembered it is his likeable spirit that has left the deepest impression.
J. D. Tippit was one of the few officers in the Dallas Police Force not to be called to Dealey Plaza to help investigate the assassination. Instead, at 12.45 p.m. he was sent to the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. At 1.16 p.m. Tippit approached a man, later identified as Lee Harvey Oswald, walking along East 10th Street.