Sunday, November 22, 2015

Officer J.D. Tippit

Today is the anniversary of the murder of police officer J.D. Tippit by Lee Harvey Oswald.  J.D. Tippit was a hero in World War Two, a US Army paratrooper and combat veteran in the fight against Nazi Germany.

He was on patrol looking for the suspected assassin of President Kennedy when he came across Oswald.  Officer Tippit stopped his car and Oswald walked over to him and spoke to him.  As Officer Tippit started to exit his car, Oswald pulled a gun and shot him three times in the chest.

As he was laying on the ground, Oswald walked up to the officer and shot him a fourth time in the temple, killing him.  A few minutes later, officers discovered the body of their partner and arrested Oswald soon afters.  Godspped Officer Tippet, that's what the SGT Says.

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