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Bill Simpich posted a topic in JFK Assassination DebateAs shown by the post above referring to Gannaway as essentially a traffic cop among federal, state, and local intelligence officers, I think Gannaway is an extremely important figure to look at squarely. It looks to me that Deputy Chief Lumpkin and Gannaway are the ones who spread the phony saga of the non-existent "roll call" and the lie that Oswald being the "only employee missing". Isn't this the center of the case against Oswald? Isn't this how it began? Mark Bridger wrote a great article in 2007 called "The Myth of the Depository Roll Call" - he very carefully explains how it never happened. Building manager Roy Truly claimed that 10-15 minutes after the assassination he saw shipping employees being interviewed, and for some reason "noticed that Lee Oswald was not among these boys." Truly admitted that he knew other employees were missing, yet he focused on Oswald alone. Truly claimed he asked his assistant Bill Shelley if he knew where Oswald was, and Shelley said he didn't know. In contradiction, Bill Shelley claimed he was the vigilant one who asked Truly "where's Oswald". When WC commissioner Gerald Ford asked what prompted Truly to think that Oswald was not among his employees., Truly replied: "I have asked myself that many times. I cannot give an answer." He then proceeds to speculate wildly, but that was his answer. Truly testified that he turned to his vice president, Ochus Campbell, talked with him, and then decided to report Oswald as missing. Truly called the warehouse, obtained Oswald's name, address, phone number, and general description. Truly said, "Chief Lumpkin of the Dallas Police Department was standing a few feet from me. I told Chief Lumpkin that I had a boy missing over here - "I don't know whether it amounts to anything or not. And I gave him his description. And he says, "Just a moment. We will go tell Captain Fritz." Peter Dale Scott states that Lumpkin was cross-designated with Army Intelligence. On 11/22/63, the Houston Chronicle reported that Oswald became important to the police only after he missed an employee roll call soon afterwards. 'He was the only one who couldn't be accounted for,' Detective Capt. Pat Gannaway said. There was no roll call and many employees could not be accounted for. 11/22/63 Pat Gannaway was the chief of the DPD Special Services Bureau. His subordinate Bill Biggio was directing police intelligence communications at the Fair Park office on 11/22. (source: Earl Golz) Many Army Intelligence officers passed through this Fair Park office. Jack Revill, Don Stringfellow, Bill Biggio and all the members of criminal intelligence division reported directly to Gannaway. So did vice and narcotics. Gannaway was a reserve Army Intelligence officer - like Lumpkin and many other DPD officers. The famous destroyed Army Intelligence file was entitled "Harvey Lee Oswald". The famous report of "Harvey Lee Oswald" and the employees of the TSBD went from Revill to Gannaway. Ruby would frequent the Special Services Bureau since 1956 to arrange for the city licenses that he needed to operate his nightclubs in Dallas. (pp. 2-3) The source for this information, Mary Hartford, was Gannaway's secretary from 1956-62. Another police chief described Hartford as possibly Ruby's "mistress" because their relationship was so close. As seen in the August 1963 article in the Dallas papers referred to in the posts above, Gannaway's office where federal, state and local intelligence officers mingled on a constant basis. Paul Brancato's response: Bill - my thanks as well. Why can’t we connect the dots to the 488th MID? What’s missing? As I may have mentioned to you when we met in SF at the December Symposium, both books about Colonel Frank M Brandstetter, who reported to ACSI for two decades, state that he joined the 488th in 1959. The early literature repeats, without proof, that Lumpkin, Westbrook, Gannaway and others were in Crichton’s 488th. Crichton himself said there were over 100 men in his Unit, 40 of them also members of the DPD, according to an oral interview no one can seem to find now. No one here has been able to find mention of the 488th in extant military files. Equally troubling is that a Colonel Jones of the 112th, about which there is much more info, lied to the WC about his position there. We don’t even know when he got that assignment, and military records show him assigned to Army Intelligence in Massweiler Germany 1962-63. None of this adds up, yet seems very important, since these DPD detectives were all over the Oswald setup and arrest.