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Wife of officer killed by Oswald views replica of his patrol car

"...after pulling over Lee Harvey Oswald....killed as he approached Oswald's car"?

I guess that's what you get when you send out a reporter on a story who wasn't born yet when JFK was killed - BK

By Shelly Slater / WFAA-TV

Posted November 22, 2009 at 9:52PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 25 at 1:18 PM

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/ford_galaxie-71193627.html

DALLAS - For Marie Tippit, seeing the replica of a Dallas squad car from the sixties wasn't just about getting a glimpse of history, it was personal.

The replica was based on the 1963 Ford Galaxie her husband, Officer J.D. Tippit, drove the day he was killed while working his beat in 1963.

Mr. Tippet was killed by multiple shots fired at him after pulling over Lee Harvey Oswald after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

After hearing a description of the shooting suspect, Tippit stopped Oswald in Oak Cliff. He was killed as he approached Oswald's car.

“It’s very important," Mrs. Tippit said of the car. "It's a part of history."

The Texas Fire Museum restored the old car they found in an Arlington junkyard. It took 365 man hours to finish.

“It’s quite a blessing to us to restore the car in memory of him and what happened that day,” said Scott Simpson, president of the Texas Fire Museum.

The entire Tippit family stood with total strangers in awe of the car that represents so much.

“I think it’s the most magnificent thing that ever was," Tippit said. "It's beautiful."

Family members said the pain from that day has faded, but never went away.

“Of course we feel sad," Tippit said. "A lot of times we feel sad because you never stop missing him; you never stop wanting to see him or ask him a question. That's always there, but you just have to learn you have to live without him."

E-mail sslater@wfaa.comhttp://www.wfaa.com/news/local/ford_galaxie-71193627.html

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Mr. Tippet was killed by multiple shots fired at him after pulling over Lee Harvey Oswald after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

After hearing a description of the shooting suspect, Tippit stopped Oswald in Oak Cliff. He was killed as he approached Oswald's car.

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Wife of officer killed by Oswald views replica of his patrol car

"...after pulling over Lee Harvey Oswald....killed as he approached Oswald's car"?

I guess that's what you get when you send out a reporter on a story who wasn't born yet when JFK was killed - BK

By Shelly Slater / WFAA-TV

Posted November 22, 2009 at 9:52PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 25 at 1:18 PM

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/ford_galaxie-71193627.html

DALLAS - For Marie Tippit, seeing the replica of a Dallas squad car from the sixties wasn't just about getting a glimpse of history, it was personal.

The replica was based on the 1963 Ford Galaxie her husband, Officer J.D. Tippit, drove the day he was killed while working his beat in 1963.

Mr. Tippet was killed by multiple shots fired at him after pulling over Lee Harvey Oswald after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

After hearing a description of the shooting suspect, Tippit stopped Oswald in Oak Cliff. He was killed as he approached Oswald's car.

“It’s very important," Mrs. Tippit said of the car. "It's a part of history."

The Texas Fire Museum restored the old car they found in an Arlington junkyard. It took 365 man hours to finish.

“It’s quite a blessing to us to restore the car in memory of him and what happened that day,” said Scott Simpson, president of the Texas Fire Museum.

The entire Tippit family stood with total strangers in awe of the car that represents so much.

“I think it’s the most magnificent thing that ever was," Tippit said. "It's beautiful."

Family members said the pain from that day has faded, but never went away.

“Of course we feel sad," Tippit said. "A lot of times we feel sad because you never stop missing him; you never stop wanting to see him or ask him a question. That's always there, but you just have to learn you have to live without him."

E-mail sslater@wfaa.comhttp://www.wfaa.com/news/local/ford_galaxie-71193627.html

Ha! Was he driving WEST!!

-Bill

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Wife of officer killed by Oswald views replica of his patrol car

"...after pulling over Lee Harvey Oswald....killed as he approached Oswald's car"?

I guess that's what you get when you send out a reporter on a story who wasn't born yet when JFK was killed - BK

By Shelly Slater / WFAA-TV

Posted November 22, 2009 at 9:52PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 25 at 1:18 PM

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/ford_galaxie-71193627.html

DALLAS - For Marie Tippit, seeing the replica of a Dallas squad car from the sixties wasn't just about getting a glimpse of history, it was personal.

The replica was based on the 1963 Ford Galaxie her husband, Officer J.D. Tippit, drove the day he was killed while working his beat in 1963.

Mr. Tippet was killed by multiple shots fired at him after pulling over Lee Harvey Oswald after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

After hearing a description of the shooting suspect, Tippit stopped Oswald in Oak Cliff. He was killed as he approached Oswald's car.

“It’s very important," Mrs. Tippit said of the car. "It's a part of history."

The Texas Fire Museum restored the old car they found in an Arlington junkyard. It took 365 man hours to finish.

“It’s quite a blessing to us to restore the car in memory of him and what happened that day,” said Scott Simpson, president of the Texas Fire Museum.

The entire Tippit family stood with total strangers in awe of the car that represents so much.

“I think it’s the most magnificent thing that ever was," Tippit said. "It's beautiful."

Family members said the pain from that day has faded, but never went away.

“Of course we feel sad," Tippit said. "A lot of times we feel sad because you never stop missing him; you never stop wanting to see him or ask him a question. That's always there, but you just have to learn you have to live without him."

E-mail sslater@wfaa.comhttp://www.wfaa.com/news/local/ford_galaxie-71193627.html

Ha! Was he driving WEST!!

-Bill

right on bill He was killed as he approached Oswald's car. another duh....b..

not only now does the media show their bias but also now their neglect of the studies, of knowing of what they supposedly write...getting worse and i doubt it is to get any better as more time goes on...wonder if they shall be hanging a replica of the extra dpd shirt..that was hanging in the back of tippit's patrol car..??b...

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