Saturday, November 22, 2008

The other victim in Dallas

Forty-five years ago Lee Harvey Oswald murdered President John F. Kennedy and wounded Texas Governor John Connolly. Two days later, Oswald was shot down by Jack Ruby.

There was one other murder victim connected to the assassination and he is often overlooked. Oswald shot police officer J.D. Tippit about an hour after he murdered Kennedy.

The Dallas Morning News reports that the Dallas PD is issuing a medallion honoring Tippit.

Dale K. Myers wrote the definitive book on the Tippit murder (With Malice, now sadly out of print.) He has a must read post up at his blog:

With Malice: The Tippit Murder 45 Years Later

I blogged about the aftermath of the Tippit shooting here:
History worth reclaiming

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