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Dallas, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Police today seized Lee H. Oswald, identified as chairman of a "Fair Play for Cuba Committee," as the prime suspect in the assassination of President Kennedy. Police said Oswald, 24, was accused in the slaying of a Dallas policeman shortly after the shooting of thePresident.

Police Capt. Pat Gannaway* said the suspect was an employee in the building where a rifle was found. Gannaway said the suspect had visited Russia and was married to a Russian. This was not immediately confirmed.

David Lifton *Notes, 8/16/06: In retrospect, it now seems clear that Gannaway, ofthe DPD Intelligence Division, was an important player.

From: No Case to Answer –Ian Griggs (JFK Lancer, 2005) A Retired English Detective's Essays and Articleson the JFK Assassination (1993-2005, p 3-4)

SPECIAL SERVICES BUREAU

This was the first of thespecialized departments. It operated under the command of Captain W. P. ('Pat') Gannaway who was supported by sixLieutenants, 34 regular Detectives, 14 Patrolmen who were temporarily assignedto the bureau and four female civilians (one stenographer and threeclerk-typists). The 14 'temporarily-assigned' men were what we in the UKwould call Aides to CID or TDCs (TemporaryDetective Constables). More of them shortly.

Captain Gannaway (at that time known as 'Mr. Narcotics') had beenin charge of the notorious 1957 undercover operation and raid that culminatedin stripper Candy Barr being arrested for possession of half an ounce ofmarijuana. For this offense, she was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment,actually serving less than three years before being paroled.

Initially, I had some difficulty in working out what the Special Services Bureau actually did. I established that 18 officers, including Captain Gannaway and one of the female civilians, were mentioned in the Warren Commission 26 Volumes. Indeed, eight of them testified before the Commission and three of them had their names as titles of Commissoin Exhibits. Careful study of the appropriate testimony, together with other DPD documents in my possession enabled me to work out the purpose and responsibilities of the SpecialService Bureau.

It was basically a covertsurveillance and intelligence-gathering unit which, was well as the CriminalIntelligence Squad (CIS), included the Vice Squad and Narcotics Squad, etc. Its regular officers were plain-clothes detectives. The temporarily-assigned Patrolmen (who operated in plane clothes) were there for one of two reasons.Some were genuinely 'on trial' or undergoing training prior to being appointed full-time detectives. Others had been drafted in from the uniform branch to undertake basic covert surveillance work in areas where their faces would not be known. A similar system exists in the UK and probably other countries today.

The Warren Commission testimony of Lieutenant Jack Revill (who became Assistant Chief in 1982) is very revealing in describing the duties and responsibilities of the Special Services Bureau. He stated: "I am currently in charge of the criminal intelligence section." Later he outlined the overall task of the bureau. "Our primary responsibilityis to investigate crimes of an organized nature, subversive activities, racial matters, labor racketeering, and to do anything that the chief might desire. We work for the chief of police. I report to a captain who is in charge of the bureau – Captain Gannaway."

Lieutenat Revill later indicatedthat he had been assigned to an investigative panel set up to determine how Jack Ruby had gained access to the City Hall basement where he had shot Oswald.This type of enquiry was obviously also the responsibility of the Special Service Bureau.

For a very revealing account ofthe functions of the CIS, see Philip H. Melanson's article "Dallas Mosaic" published in the Third Decade, vol. 1, no 3, March 1985, pages 12-15. Among other things, Dr. Melanson mentions that " the spooky little unit was physically removed from the rest of the DPD and was headquartered in a building on the state fairgrounds." (Vol. IV HSCA, 597.) The use of the word 'spooky' may ormay not be a deliberate clue to something rather sinister.

Dallas City JOHN F. KENNEDY ARCHIVE - BOX 18

14. Criminal Intelligence Report, by D. K.Rodgers. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway and Lt. Jack Revill regarding car driven by Marguerite Oswald, mother of Lee Harvey Oswald, (OriginalSigned), 06/15/66. 00003700 1 pages 18 03 014 3700-001.gif

15. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W. Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill regarding Lee Harvey Oswald and Roman Harten, (Original Signed), 05/26/66.00003701 2 pages 18 03 015 3701-001.gif 3701-002.gif

16. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W. Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill regarding Michael and Ruth Paine's sale of their home at 2515 W. 5th Street,Irving, Texas, (Original Signed), 05/24/66. 00003702 1 pages18 03 016 3702-001.gif

19. Criminal Intelligence Report,by R. W. Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill investigating the purchase of the ambulance and furniture at 1026 N. Beckley byLeon H. Hough. Attached is a letter from Virgil Stuart, Chief of Police, City of Saint Augustine, Florida, (Original Signed), 06/08/65. 00003705 3 pages 18 03 019 3705-001.gif 3705-002.gif 3705-003.gif 4. Criminal Intelligence Report, by J. L. Beasley. Report to Captain W. P. Gannawaythrough Lt. Jack Revill concerning surveillance of the home of Michael R.Paine, 2515 W. 5th Street, Irving, Texas, (Original Signed), 04/08/65.00003709 1 pages 18 04 004 3709-001.gif

Box 18, Folder 4

6. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning surveillance at the home of Michael Paine, (Original Signed), 01/08/65. 00003711 1 pages 18 04 006 3711-001.gif

7. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning observation of certain cars at the residence of Michael Paine, (Original Signed), 01/07/65.00003712 1 pages 18 04 007 3712-001.gif

8. Letter, by Anonymous. Letter claiminginformation regarding the assassination, (Original), 10/26/64. 00003713 2 pages 18 04 008 3713-001.gif

9. Criminal Intelligence Report, by L. D.Stringfellow. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning George De Mohrenschildt. Attached is a photocopy of abackground report on De Mohrenschildt, (Original Signed), 09/03/64. 00003714 10 pages 18 04 009 3714-001.gif 3714-002.gif 3714-003.gif 3714-004.gif 3714-005.gif 3714-006.gif 3714-007.gif 3714-008.gif 3714-009.gif 3714-010.gif11.Intelligence Report, by Jack Revill. Report to Captain W. P. Gannawayregarding criminal intelligence preparations for the visit of the President inregards to extremist and subversive groups, (Carbon Copy Signed), 02/05/64.00003716 2 pages 18 04 011 3716-001.gif 3716-002.gif

12. Criminal Intelligence Report, by H. M. Hart. Report to Captain W. P.Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning Gerald Ford and Lee Harvey Oswald'sdiary, (Original Signed), 07/08/64. 00003717 1 pages 18 04 012 3717-001.gif

13. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S.Biggio. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill withattached Dallas Morning News clipping dated June 18, 1964 with headline:"Did Oswald have LBJ in mind?", (Original Signed), 06/18/64. 00003718 1 pages 18 04 013 3718-001.gif

14. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S.Biggio. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill withattached Dallas Morning News clipping dated June 18, 1964 with headline:"FBI 'offer' to Oswald claimed", (Original Signed), 06/18/64.00003719 1 pages 18 04 014 3719-001.gif

15. Letter, by Noah V. Dillard. Letterconcerning the assassination, (Original), 06/12/64. 00003720 1 pages 18 04 015 3720-001.gif

16. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S.Biggio. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning a post card sent to Chief Curry. Post card and lettersmentioned in report are attached, (Original Signed), 06/05/64. 00003721 4 pages 18 04 016 3721-001.gif 3721-002.gif 3721-003.gif 3721-004.gif

20. Intelligence Report, by Jack Revill. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway regarding statements between Chief J. E.Curry and Gordon Shanklin, (Original Signed), 05/20/64. 00003725 1 pages 18 04 020 3725-001.gif.

22. Criminal Intelligence Report, by F. A.Hellinghausen. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillregarding Gary Taylor's relationship with Lee and Marina Oswald, (OriginalSigned), 02/18/64.00003727 2 pages 18 04 022 3727-001.gif 3727-002.gif

23. Criminal Intelligence Report, by F. A.Hellinghausen. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillregarding Lev Aronson's relationship with Lee and Marina Oswald, (Original Signed), 02/17/64. 00003728 1 pages 18 04 023 3728-001.gif

24. Criminal Intelligence Report, by F. A.Hellinghausen. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillregarding Teofil Meller's relationship with Lee and Marina Oswald, (Original Signed),02/17/64. 00003729 2 pages 18 04 024 3729-001.gif 3729-002.gif

25. Criminal Intelligence Report, by F. A.Hellinghausen. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillregarding Max Clark and Lee and Marina Oswald, (Original Signed), 02/17/64.00003730 1 pages 18 04 025 3730-001.gif

26. Criminal Intelligence Report, by F. A.Hellinghausen. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillregarding Lee and Marina Oswald, (Original Signed), 02/17/64. 00003731 1 pages 18 04 026 3731-001.gif

27. Criminal Intelligence Report, by F. A. Hellinghausen. Report toCaptain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill regarding Lee and MarinaOswald, (Original Signed), 02/17/64.00003732 2 pages 18 04 027 3732-001.gif 3732-002.gif

28. Criminal Intelligence Report, by F. A.Hellinghausen. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. JackRevill regarding Lee and Marina Oswald, (Original Signed), 02/13/64. 00003733 2 pages 18 04 028 3733-001.gif 3733-002.gif

29. Criminal Intelligence Report, by F. A.Hellinghausen. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillregarding Lee and Marina Oswald, (Original Signed), 02/13/64. 00003734 1 pages 18 04 029 3734-001.gif

30. Criminal Intelligence Report, by F. A.Hellinghausen. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillregarding Lee and Marina Oswald, (Original Signed), 02/12/64. 00003735 1 pages 18 04 030 3735-001.gif

31. Memorandum, by L. D. Stringfellow. Memorandum regarding misfiled reports, (Original Signed), 05/15/64. 00003736 1 pages 18 04 0313736-001.gif

32. Criminal Intelligence Report, by F. A.Hellinghausen. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway and Lt. Jack Revillregarding Thomas M. and Natalie Ray and Lee Harvey Oswald, (OriginalSigned), 02/10/64.00003737 1 pages 18 04 032 3737-001.gif

33. Report-typed, by an unknown author. Report of an account of a witness linking Oswald and Ruby, (Photocopy),date unknown. 00003739 7 pages 18 04 033 3739-001.gif 3739-002.gif 3739-003.gif 3739-004.gif 3739-005.gif 3739-006.gif 3739-007.gif

Box 18,Folder 5

1. Handbill, by Edward F. Bray. Handbillconcerning the Warren Commission and Justice for the Crew of the Thresher,(Original Signed), 03/15/65.00003740 3 pages 18 05 001 3740-001.gif 3740-002.gif 3740-003.gif

2. Intelligence Report, by V. J. Brian. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning informationfrom FBI Agent Hosty regarding Lee Harvey Oswald, (Carbon Copy Signed), 04/20/64.00003742 1 page 18 05 002 3742-001.gif

3. Intelligence Report, by Jack Revill. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway concerning information from FBI AgentHosty regarding Lee Harvey Oswald, (Original Signed), 11/22/63. 00003743 1 pages 18 05 003 3743-001.gif

4. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W. Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerningmail sent to Mrs. J. D. Tippit includes the Joesten Report and a letterto Mrs. Tippit from Maria Luisa Marin, (Original Signed), 04/14/64. 00003744 7 pages 18 05 004 3744-001.gif 3744-002.gif 3744-003.gif 3744-004.gif 3744-005.gif 3744-006.gif 3744-007.gif

5. Criminal Intelligence Report, by V. J.Brian. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning attempts to photograph Billy Lovelady, (Original Signed), 04/10/64. 00003745 1 pages 1 8 05 005 3745-001.gif

6. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S. Biggio. Report to Captain W. P.Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill investigating link between Oswald and Ruby,(Original Signed), 04/03/64. 00003747 2 pages 18 05 006 3747-001.gif 3747-002.gif

7. Criminal Intelligence Report, by H. M.Hart. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill includesphotocopies of Fort Worth Public School records and other information MargueriteOswald sent to Attorney General Waggoner Carr, (Original Signed), 04/01/64.00003748 40 pages 18 05 007 3748-001.gif 3748-002.gif 3748-003.gif 3748-004.gif 3748-005.gif 3748-006.gif 3748-007.gif 3748-008.gif 3748-009.gif 3748-010.gif3748-011.gif 3748-012.gif 3748-013.gif 3748-014.gif 3748-015.gif 3748-016.gif 3748-017.gif 3748-018.gif 3748-019.gif 3748-020.gif 3748-021.gif 3748-022.gif 3748-023.gif 3748-024.gif 3748-025.gif 3748-026.gif 3748-027.gif 3748-028.gif 3748-029.gif 3748-030.gif

8. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S.Biggio. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Ruth Paine and information regarding the name of Hidell, (OriginalSigned), 02/27/64.00003749 3 pages 18 05 008 3749-001.gif 3749-002.gif 3749-003.gif

12. Criminal Intelligence Report, by V. J.Brian. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning an investigation regarding Pat Lawrence, an employee of the TexasSchool Book Depository, (Original Signed), 02/17/64.00003753 2 pages 18 05 012 3753-001.gif 3753-002.gif

13. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Ruth Dean, (Original Signed), 02/18/64. 00003754 2 pages 18 05 013 3754-001.gif 3754-002.gif

14. Criminal Intelligence Report, by M. H.Brumley. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Ray Edward Lewis, (Original Signed), 02/18/64. 00003755 1 pages 18 05 014 3755-001.gif

15. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W. Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning Ruth Dean, (OriginalSigned), 02/18/64.00003756 1 pages 18 05 015 3756-001.gif

16. Criminal Intelligence Report, by T. T.Wardlaw. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Pierce Allman, (Original Signed), 02/18/64.00003757 1 pages 18 05 016 3757-001.gif

17. Criminal Intelligence Report, by O. J.Tarver. Report to CaptainW. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Edna Case, (Original Signed), 02/18/64.00003758 1 pages 18 05 017 3758-001.gif

18. Criminal Intelligence Report, by F. A.Hellinghausen. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway and Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Terrence Ford, (Original Signed), 02/18/64. 00003759 1 pages 18 05 018 3759-001.gif

19. Criminal Intelligence Report, by V. J. Brian. Report to Captain W. P.Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning Pat Lawrence. This one isslightly different than another report by the same officers, (OriginalSigned), 02/17/64.00003760 2 pages 18 05 019 3760-001.gif 3760-002.gif

20. Criminal Intelligence Report, by O. J.Tarver. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerningMadie Bell Reese, (Original Signed), 02/17/64. 00003761 1 pages18 05 020 3761-001.gif

21. Criminal Intelligence Report, by P. M.Parks. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway and Lt. Jack Revill concerningEddie Piper, (Original Signed), 02/17/64.00003762 2 pages18 05 021 3762-001.gif 3762-002.gif

22. Criminal Intelligence Report, by H. M.Hart. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerningschool records of Lee Harvey Oswald. Attachments included, (OriginalSigned), 01/28/64.00003763 5 pages18 05 022 3763-001.gif 3763-002.gif 3763-003.gif 3763-004.gif 3763-005.gif

25. Intelligence Report, by R. W. Westphal. Report to Captain W. P.Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill listing names and addresses of employeesof the Texas School Book Depository, (Carbon Copy Signed and Annotated),11/22/63. 00003766 3pages 18 05 025 3766-001.gif 3766-002.gif 3766-003.gif

26. Intelligence Report, by Bob K. Carroll. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning LeeHarvey Oswald's application to the Allright Parking lot 1208 Commerce, (OriginalSigned), 01/27/64. 00003767 2 pages18 05 026 3767-001.gif 3767-002.gif

27. Intelligence Report, by Bob K. Carroll. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning LeeHarvey Oswald's application to the Allright Parking lot 1208 Commerce,(Original Signed), 01/23/64.00003768 2 pages 18 05 027 3768-001.gif 3768-002.gif

28. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S.Biggio. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Lee Harvey Oswald driving Jack Ruby's car, (Original Signed),12/11/63. 00003769 1 pages 18 05 028 3769-001.gif

29. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S.Biggio. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillwith attached Chicago Tribune clipping dated November 26, 1963 withheadline: "Mexico paper says Oswald went to reds", (Original Signed),12/11/63. 00003770 1 pages 18 05 029 3770-001.gif

30. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S.Biggio. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill withattached Fort Worth Star Telegram clipping dated January 9, 1964 with headline:"Mrs. Oswald hits quotes attributed to son's widow", (Original Signed),01/09/64. 00003771 1 pages 18 05 030 3771-001.gif

31. Criminal Intelligence Report,by T. T. Wardlaw. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. JackRevill concerning the observation of Ruth Payne at the home of James HerbertMartin attempting to visit Marina Oswald, (Original Signed), 12/23/63. 00003772 2 pages 18 05 0313772-001.gif 3772-002.gif

35. Intelligence Report, by V. J. Brian. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning JamesMartin, (Original), 12/02/63.00003776 2 pages 18 05 035 3776-001.gif 3776-002.gif

36. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning observation of employees at a Texaco station, (OriginalSigned), 11/30/63.00003777 1 pages18 05 036 3777-001.gif

37. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning telephone booths at Seven Eleven store, (Original Signed),11/30/63. 00003778 1pages 18 05 037 3778-001.gif

38. Criminal Intelligence Report,by R. W. Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. JackRevill concerning the observation of a car registered to Cecil D. Efenbien at4106 Lomita, (Original Signed), 11/30/63. 00003779 1 pages 18 05 038 3779-001.gif

41. Memorandum, by L. D. Stringfellow. Memorandum to Lt. Jack Revill concerning an anonymous caller withinformation about Lee Harvey Oswald, (Original), 11/27/63.00003782 1 page 18 05 041 3782-001.gif

42. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning flowers sent to the family of Lee Harvey Oswald for his gravesite,(Original), 11/29/63. 00003783 3 pages 18 05 042 3783-001.gif 3783-002.gif 3783-003.gif

43. Criminal Intelligence Report, by L. D.Stringfellow. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald at the Texas Theater, (OriginalSigned), 11/23/63.00003784 1 pages 18 05 043 3784-001.gif

Box 18, Folder6

5. Intelligence Report, by M. H. Brumley. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning JackRuby, (Original Signed), 09/11/61.00003790 1page 18 06 005 3790-001.gif

6. Criminal Intelligence Report, by H. M.Hart. Report to Captain W.P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerningpossible connection between Oswald and Ruby, (Original Signed), 12/02/63. 00003791 2pages18 06 006 3791-001.gif 3791-002.gif

7. Criminal Intelligence Report, by H. M.Hart. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning the investigation of possible loans for Jack Ruby, (OriginalSigned), 12/03/63. 00003792 2 pages18 06 007 3792-001.gif 3792-002.gif

8. Criminal Intelligence Report, by H. M. Hart. Report to CaptainW. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning information regardingOswald and Ruby living in the same apartment building in Oak Lawn, (OriginalSigned), 12/03/63.00003793 1 page 18 06 008 3793-001.gif

9. Criminal Intelligence Report, by M. H.Brumley. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning information from Los Angeles Police Department regarding aheart attack suffered by a Mr. Waters (fnu) at the time Ruby shot Oswald, (Original Signed), 12/04/63.00003794 1 page 18 06 009 3794-001.gif

10. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S. Biggio. Report toCaptain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning a telephoneinformant suggesting the police check with the Mexican council concerning Rubyand that an employee of Jack Ruby lived next to the residence of Ruth andMichael Paine, (Original Signed), 12/09/63.00003795 1 page 18 06 010 3795-001.gif

11. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S.Biggio. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill withattached Chicago Tribune clipping dated November 26, 1963 with headline:"Agents link Ruby to slain Chicagoans", (Original Signed), 12/11/63.00003796 2 pages18 06 011 3796-001.gif 3796-002.gif

12. Criminal Intelligence Report, by T. T.Wardlaw. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill withphotocopied pages from Ruby's notebook of dancers and musicians, (OriginalSigned), 12/23/63.00003797 16 pages 18 06 012 3797-001.gif 3797-002.gif 3797-003.gif 3797-004.gif 3797-005.gif 3797-006.gif 3797-007.gif 3797-008.gif 3797-009.gif 3797-010.gif 3797-011.gif 3797-012.gif 3797-013.gif 3797-014.gif 3797-015.gif 3797-016.gif

13. Criminal Intelligence Report, by M. H.Brumley. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill listingnames, phone numbers and other information obtained from business cards and/orother items in Jack Ruby's car, (Original Signed), 01/09/64.00003798 9 pages 18 06 013 3798-001.gif 3798-002.gif 3798-003.gif 3798-004.gif 3798-005.gif 3798-006.gif 3798-007.gif 3798-008.gif 3798-009.gif

15. Criminal Intelligence Report, by L. D.Stringfellow. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Donald Roy Tabon, (Original), 01/10/92. 00003800 4 pages18 06 015 3800-001.gif 3800-002.gif 3800-003.gif 3800-004.gif

16. Criminal Intelligence Report, by L. D.Stringfellow. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. JackRevill concerning Marion T. Steenson, (Original), 01/10/92. 00003801 3 pages18 06 016 3801-001.gif 3801-002.gif 3801-003.gif

17. Criminal Intelligence Report, by L. D.Stringfellow. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Billy Ray Wilson, aka Breck Ray Wall, (Original), 01/17/64. 00003802 3 pages 18 06 017 3802-001.gif 3802-002.gif 3802-003.gif

Box 18, Folder7

2. Intelligence Report, by L. D.Stringfellow. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. JackRevill concerning the location of Bonnie Louise Kellough aka BonnieHethcoat, (Original Signed), 01/23/64.00003806 1page 18 07 002 3806-001.gif

3. Intelligence Report, by L. D.Stringfellow. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. JackRevill concerning Warren Edgar Coffman, (Original Signed), 01/23/64. 00003807 2 pages18 07 003 3807-001.gif 3807-002.gif

4. Intelligence Report, by L. D.Stringfellow. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Edwin Parrish Carrell, (Original Signed), 01/23/64.00003808 2pages18 07 004 3808-001.gif 3808-002.gif

5. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Nat Jaffers, (Original Signed), 01/24/64.00003809 1 page 18 07 005 3809-001.gif

6. Criminal Intelligence Report, by D. N.Boyd. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Ralph Paul, (Original Signed), 01/24/64.00003810 3pages18 07 006 3810-001.gif 3810-002.gif 3810-003.gif

7. Intelligence Report, by M. H. Brumley. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill listing names,addresses and phone numbers of associates of Jack Ruby, (OriginalSigned), 01/27/64. 00003811 4 pages 18 07 007 3811-001.gif 3811-002.gif 3811-003.gif 3811-004.gif

8. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Norman Earl Wright aka Earl Norman, (Original Signed), 01/27/64.00003812 1 page 18 07 008 3812-001.gif

9. Criminal Intelligence Report, by V. J.Brian. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Doris Fay Warner, (Original Signed), 01/27/64.00003813 3pages 18 07 009 3813-001.gif 3813-002.gif 3813-003.gif

10. Criminal Intelligence Report, by V. J. Brian. Report to Captain W. P.Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning Edwin or Edward M. Baldoza,(Original Signed), 01/27/64.00003814 2 pages 18 07 010 3814-001.gif 3814-002.gif

11. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W. Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning Anthony FrancisCaterine, aka Paul or Tony Caterine, (Original Signed), 01/27/64.00003815 1 page18 07 011 3815-001.gif

12. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Pio Emil Bellocchio and Jack Ruby with attached photocopies ofinformation, (Original Signed), 01/27/64.00003816 4 pages 18 07 012 3816-001.gif 3816-002.gif3816-003.gif 3816-004.gif

13. Criminal Intelligence Report, by F. A.Hellinghausen. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway and Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Graham Robinson E. Koch, (Original Signed), 01/27/64. 00003817 3 pages18 07 013 3817-001.gif 3817-002.gif 3817-003.gif

14. Note-handwritten, by an unknown author. Cross reference transferring 25-32 to 2992-1, (Original), 06/18/64.00003818 1 page 18 07 0143818-001.gif

15. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Kay Helen Coleman, aka Kathy Kay, former dancer at theCarousel Club, (Original Signed), 01/28/64.00003819 1 page18 07 015 3819-001.gif

16. Criminal Intelligence Report, by D. N.Boyd. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Pauline Alice Hall, possible defense witness for Ruby,(Original Signed), 01/28/64.00003820 2 pages18 07 016 3820-001.gif 3820-002.gif

17. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Alice Nichols and Jack Ruby. Attached is a copy of adeposition given by Nichols to Henry Wade, (Original Signed), 01/28/64. 00003821 8 pages 18 07 017 3821-001.gif3821-002.gif 3821-003.gif 3821-004.gif 3821-005.gif 3821-006.gif 3821-007.gif 3821-008.gif

18. Criminal Intelligence Report, by D. N.Boyd. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerningBeedie C. York, aka Joe York, (Original Signed), 01/28/64. 00003822 2pages 18 07 018 3822-001.gif 3822-002.gif

19. Criminal Intelligence Report, by D. N.Boyd. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerningobservation at the Lucas B & B Cafe of Ruby and Oswald together, (OriginalSigned), 01/28/64. 00003823 1 page 18 07 019 3823-001.gif

20. Criminal Intelligence Report, by F. A.Hellinghausen. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway and Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Madelyn Rogers Blaney, (Original Signed), 01/28/64.00003824 2pages 18 07 020 3824-001.gif 3824-002.gif

24. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning observation at the Lucas B & B café of Ruby and Oswaldtogether, (Original Signed), 01/30/64. 00003828 1 page 18 07 024 3828-001.gif

25. Criminal Intelligence Report, by D. N.Boyd. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning observation at the Lucas B & B Café of Ruby and Oswald together,(Carbon Copy Signed), 01/28/64. 00003829 1 page 18 07 025 3829-001.gif

26. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill withattached photocopy of New York Times clipping dated January 25, 1964 concerningJack Ruby Defense Fund Committee, (Original Signed), 01/29/64. 00003830 1page 18 07 026 3830-001.gif

27. Criminal Intelligence Report, by F. A.Hellinghausen. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway and Lt. Jack Revillconcerning telephone 'toll calls' from the residence of Eva Grant, the CarouselClub and the Vegas Club, (Original Signed), 01/29/64. 00003831 10pages18 07 027 3831-001.gif3831-002.gif 3831-003.gif 3831-004.gif 3831-005.gif

28. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Albert McVight, (Original Signed), 01/30/64. 00003832 1 page 18 07 028 3832-001.gif

29. Memorandum, by Henry Wade. Memorandumtitled "undeveloped lead" concerning a possible connection betweenJack Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald, (Original), 01/27/64. 00003833 1 page 18 07 029 3833-001.gif

30. Criminal Intelligence Report, by P. M.Parks. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway and Lt. Jack Revill concerningBob Pagent, (Original Signed), 01/30/64.00003834 1 page 18 07 030 3834-001.gif

31. Intelligence Report, by Bob K. Carroll. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerningGeorge Senator, friend of Jack Ruby, (Original Signed), 01/31/64. 00003835 2 pages18 07 031 3835-001.gif 3835-002.gif

32. Criminal Intelligence Report, by M. H.Brumley. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning possible connection between Ruby and Oswald, (OriginalSigned), 01/31/64.00003836 2 pages18 07 032 3836-001.gif 3836-002.gif

33. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S.Biggio. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning the possible application for employment by Lee Harvey Oswald at anAllright Parking Lot, (Original Signed), 01/31/64.00003837 1 page 18 07 033 3837-001.gif

34. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S.Biggio. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Ruby parking at an Allright Parking Lot, (Original Signed),02/04/64. 00003838 1 page 18 07 034 3838-001.gif

35. Criminal Intelligence Report, by P. M. Parks. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway and Lt. Jack Revill concerning William EarlPatrick O'Donnell, see also box 18 folder 01 item 001 for a photograph ofO'Donnell, (Original Signed), 02/04/64. 00003839 2 pages18 07 035 3839-001.gif 3839-002.gif

Box 18, Folder8

1. Criminal Intelligence Report, by P. M.Parks. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway and Lt. Jack Revill concerningWilliam Earl Patrick O'Donnell, see also box 18 folder 07 item 035, (OriginalSigned), 02/04/64. 00003840 3pages18 08 001 3840-001.gif 3840-002.gif 3840-003.gif

2. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S.Biggio. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Doyle E. Lane, (Original Signed), 02/05/64. 00003841 2pages18 08 002 3841-001.gif 3841-002.gif

3. Criminal Intelligence Report, by V. J.Brian. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning information on Milton Turlington and Cecil Hamilton, (OriginalSigned), 02/07/64. 00003842 2pages18 08 003 3842-001.gif 3842-002.gif

4. Criminal Intelligence Report, by P. M.Parks. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway and Lt. Jack Revill concerningBrenda Ray aka Bronson, (Original Signed), 02/10/64. 00003843 1 page18 08 004 3843-001.gif

7. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S.Biggio. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill withattached Fort Worth Star Telegram clipping dated January 9, 1964 with headline:"Morris says Warren should quit panel", (Original Signed), 01/09/64. 00003846 2pages 18 08 007 3846-001.gif 3846-002.gif

8. Criminal Intelligence Report, by L. D.Stringfellow. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillwith attached application for employment for Connie Trammel, (Original Signed), 02/10/64.00003847 4 pages 18 08 008 3847-001.gif 3847-002.gif 3847-003.gif 3847-004.gif

9. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S.Biggio. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning threats against Jack Ruby by Darrel Whitsell, (Original Signed),02/11/64. 00003848 1 page 18 08 009 3848-001.gif

10. Criminal Intelligence Report, by L. D.Stringfellow. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. JackRevill concerning Earl Ruby presenting a check signed by Ralph Paul to a memberof the Ruby defense team, (Original Signed), 02/11/64.00003849 1 page 18 08 010 3849-001.gif

11. Criminal Intelligence Report, by P. M.Parks. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway and Lt. Jack Revill concerningcriminal background check on Marlyne Moon., (Original Signed), 02/11/64. 00003850 1 page 18 08 011 3850-001.gif

12. Intelligence Report, by Bob K. Carroll. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning CecilHamlin raising money for Jack Ruby, (Original Signed), 02/12/64.00003851 2 pages18 08 012 3851-001.gif 3851-002.gif

13. Intelligence Report, by L. D.Stringfellow. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. JackRevill concerning potential jurors, (Original Signed), 02/12/64. 00003852 2 pages18 08 013 3852-001.gif 3852-002.gif

14. Intelligence Report, by L. D. Stringfellow. Report to Captain W. P.Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning an interview with ClaudeHallmark, employee of Allright Parking Lot and a telephone conversationby Jack Ruby to KRLD Radio, (Original Signed), 02/13/64.00003853 2 pages 18 08 014 3853-001.gif 3853-002.gif

15. Letter, by Cecil Greenhow. Handwrittenletter to William F. Alexander, (Original), 02/15/63. 00003854 9 pages18 08 015 3854-001.gif 3854-002.gif 3854-003.gif 3854-004.gif 3854-005.gif 3854-006.gif 3854-007.gif 3854-008.gif 3854-009.gif

16. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S. Biggio. Report to Captain W.P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning Anita M. Hudgins, operator ofNita's Place, a restaurant frequented by both Jack Ruby and Lee HarveyOswald, (Original Signed), 02/18/64.00003855 1 page 18 08 016 3855-001.gif

17. Intelligence Report, by L. D.Stringfellow. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning the arrest of James Collin Cole in 1957 at the Vegas Club. Attachments indicated in report are not present, (Original Signed), 02/14/64. 00003856 1 page 18 08 017 3856-001.gif

18. Intelligence Report, by L. D.Stringfellow. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. JackRevill concerning an interview with Fred Bieberdorf concerning an examinationof Jack Ruby, (Original Signed), 02/14/64.00003857 1 page 18 08 018 3857-001.gif

19. Criminal Intelligence Report, by H. M.Hart. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerningKaren Lynn Bennett. Missing persons reports from Fort Worth PoliceDepartment attached, (Original Signed), 02/14/64. 00003858 5pages 18 08 019 3858-001.gif 3858-002.gif 3858-003.gif 3858-004.gif 3858-005.gif

20. Criminal Intelligence Report, by H. M.Hart. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerningprospective jurors in the Ruby case, (Original Signed), 02/13/64. 00003859 8 pages18 08 020 3859-001.gif 3859-002.gif 3859-003.gif 3859-004.gif 3859-005.gif 3859-006.gif 3859-007.gif 3859-008.gif

21. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning prospective jurors for the Ruby case, (Original Signed), 02/15/64. 00003860 16 pages 18 08 021 3860-001.gif 3860-002.gif 3860-003.gif 3860-004.gif 3860-005.gif 3860-006.gif 3860-007.gif 3860-008.gif 3860-009.gif 3860-010.gif 3860-011.gif 3860-012.gif 3860-013.gif 3860-014.gif 3860-015.gif 3860-016.gif

22. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S.Biggio. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Dewey Groom, owner of the Longhorn Ranch nightclub withpoor quality photocopies of liquor license papers, (Original Signed),02/17/64. 00003861 8 pages 18 08 022 3861-001.gif 3861-002.gif 3861-003.gif 3861-004.gif 3861-005.gif 3861-006.gif 3861-007.gif 3861-008.gif

23. Cover To Bound Notebooks - Back, by an unknownauthor. Back cover Intelligence File on Jack Ruby 1963-64,(Original), date unknown. 00003862 1 page 18 08 023 3862-001.gif

Box 18, Folder9

1. Cover To Bound Notebooks - Front, by an unknownauthor. Front cover intelligence file on Jack Ruby 1964-1978, (Original),date unknown. 00003863 1 page 18 09 001 3863-001.gif

2. Criminal Intelligence Report, by H. M.Hart. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerninga background investigation of Joyce Lee McDonald, (Original Signed), 02/17/64. 000038642 pages 18 09 002 3864-001.gif 3864-002.gif

3. Letter, by Cecil Greenhow. Handwrittenletter to William F. Alexander, (Original), 02/23/64. 00003865 8 pages18 09 003 3865-001.gif3865-002.gif 3865-003.gif 3865-004.gif 3865-005.gif 3865-006.gif 3865-007.gif 3865-008.gif

4. Intelligence Report, by L. D. Stringfellow. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning aninvestigation of Donald Glass, includes attachments, (Original Signed), 02/18/64. 00003866 3 pages18 09 004 3866-001.gif 3866-002.gif 3866-003.gif

5. Criminal Intelligence Report, by T. T.Wardlaw. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Sandra Sue Kramer, a Kelly Girl assigned to the Texas School BookDepository, (Original Signed), 02/18/64. 0000386 1 page 18 09 005 3867-001.gif

6. Criminal Intelligence Report, by F. A.Hellinghausen. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway and Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Marjorie Ruth Norman, (Original Signed), 02/19/64. 00003868 1 page 18 09 006 3868-001.gif

7. Criminal Intelligence Report, by F. A.Hellinghausen. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway and Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Arthur J. Wilson, (Original Signed), 02/20/64. 00003869 1 page 18 09 007 3869-001.gif

8. Intelligence Report, by Bob K. Carroll. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill regarding arrestreports referencing the Carousel Club and the Silver Spur Club, (OriginalSigned), 02/21/64. 00003870 2 pages18 09 008 3870-001.gif 3870-002.gif

9. Criminal Intelligence Report, by L. D. Stringfellow. Report to CaptainW. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning the purchase of Jack Ruby'sgun, (Original Signed), 02/25/64.00003871 2 pages18 09 009 3871-001.gif 3871-002.gif

10. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning James B. Cone, (Original Signed), 02/25/64. 00003872 3 pages18 09 010 3872-001.gif 3872-002.gif 3872-003.gif

11. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning William Stokes, (Original Signed), 02/26/64. 00003873 2 pages 18 09 011 3873-001.gif 3873-002.gif

12. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning William B. Nelms, (Original Signed), 02/26/64. 00003874 2 pages18 09 012 3874-001.gif 3874-002.gif

13. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Harold W. Hodges, (Original Signed), 02/26/64. 00003875 2 pages18 09 013 3875-001.gif 3875-002.gif

14. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Hubert Clyde Savage, Jr., (Original Signed), 02/26/64. 00003876 2 pages18 09 014 3876-001.gif 3876-002.gif

15. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Joseph Edwin Power, Jr., (Original Signed), 02/26/64.00003877 2pages18 09 015 3877-001.gif 3877-002.gif

16. Intelligence Report, by Bob K. Carroll. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill regarding Howard Leatherwood's arrest at the Carousel Club in January 1962, (OriginalSigned), 02/27/64.00003879 2pages18 09 016 3879-001.gif 3879-002.gif

17. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W.Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning additional information on Kay Helen Coleman, (OriginalSigned), 03/05/64.00003881 1 page 18 09 017 3881-001.gif

18. Criminal Intelligence Report, by V. J.Brian. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning two people picketing the Dallas County Courthouse. Photographmentioned in the report is not included, (Original Signed), 03/09/64. 00003882 1 page 18 09 018 3882-001.gif

19. Criminal Intelligence Report,by L. D. Stringfellow. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. JackRevill concerning army training of soldiers to shoot with the middle finger onthe trigger, (Original Signed), 03/11/64. 00003883 1 page 18 09 019 3883-001.gif

26. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S.Biggio. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillwith attached Chicago Tribune clipping dated April 6, 1964 with headline:"Forbid Belli to practice, Texas asked", (Original Signed),04/06/64. 00003890 1 page 18 09 026 3890-001.gif

Box 18, Folder10

6. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W. Westphal. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning prospectivejurors for the Ruby case, (Carbon Copy Signed and Annotated), 02/15/64. 00003901 16 pages 18 10 006 3901-001.gif 3901-002.gif 3901-003.gif 3901-004.gif3901-005.gif 3901-006.gif 3901-007.gif 3901-008.gif 3901-009.gif 3901-010.gif 3901-011.gif 3901-012.gif 3901-013.gif 3901-014.gif 3901-015.gif 3901-016.gif

7. Criminal Intelligence Report, by H. M. Hart. Report to CaptainW. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning prospective jurors in the Ruby case, (Carbon Copy Signed and Annotated), 02/13/64. 00003902 8 pages 18 10 007 3902-001.gif 3902-002.gif 3902-003.gif 3902-004.gif3902-005.gif 3902-006.gif 3902-007.gif 3902-008.gif

8. Criminal Intelligence Report, by D. N. Boyd. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning RalphPaul and Jack Ruby, (Original Signed), 11/30/63. 00003903 1 page 18 10 008 3903-001.gif

9. Criminal Intelligence Report, by D. N.Boyd. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning the arrest of Anthony Rizzo in Arlington, Texas., (Original Signed), 11/30/63. 00003904 5 pages 18 10 009 3904-001.gif 3904-002.gif 3904-003.gif 3904-004.gif 3904-005.gif

10. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S. Biggio. Report to Captain W.P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning Edward Baumgartner, (OriginalSigned), 12/03/63.00003905 1 page 18 10 010 3905-001.gif

11. Criminal Intelligence Report, by M. H.Brumley. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning Johnny O'Dell and a statement threatening the President,(Original Signed), 12/03/63.00003906 1 page 18 10 011 3906-001.gif

12. Criminal Intelligence Report, by F. A.Hellinghausen. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway and Lt. Jack Revillinvestigating anti-semetic and anti-Irish literature received by Harvey Bakerin the mail, (Original Signed), 02/21/64. 00003907 1 page 18 10 012 3907-001.gif

13. Intelligence Report, by M. H. Brumley. Photocopy of jurors list, (Photocopy), 05/19/64. 00003908 3 pages18 10 013 3908-001.gif 3908-002.gif 3908-003.gif

14. Criminal Intelligence Report, by H. M.Hart. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerningJack Ruby's car at Gibb's Garage and Lee Harvey Oswald, (OriginalSigned), 05/15/64. 00003909 2 pages 18 10 014 3909-001.gif 3909-002.gif

15. Intelligence Report, by M. H. Brumley. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill with attachedpoor quality photocopies of prospective jurors and witnesses for Jack Rubymurder trial, (Original Signed), 05/19/64. 00003910 26pages18 10 015 3910-001.gif 3910-002.gif 3910-003.gif 3910-004.gif 3910-005.gif 3910-006.gif 3910-007.gif 3910-008.gif 3910-009.gif 3910-010.gif 3910-011.gif 3910-012.gif3910-013.gif 3910-014.gif 3910-015.gif 3910-016.gif 3910-017.gif 3910-018.gif 3910-019.gif 3910-020.gif 3910-021.gif 3910-022.gif 3910-023.gif 3910-024.gif 3910-025.gif 3910-026.gif

Box 18, Folder11

1. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S.Biggio. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning a letter sent to Lt. Revill regarding money paid to assassinate thePresident. Letter attached, (Original), 06/14/64. 00003911 4 pages 18 11 001 3911-001.gif 3911-002.gif3911-003.gif 3911-004.gif

2. Intelligence Report, by L. D.Stringfellow. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning a background investigation of John Kaplan, (Original Signed), 09/17/64. 00003912 2 pages 18 11 002 3912-001.gif 3912-002.gif

3. Statement-typed, by Travis R. Benkendorfer. Statement concerning aconversation at the Midnight Lounge with Pixie Lynn regarding the CandyBar Case, (Carbon Copy Signed and Annotated), 02/05/64. 00003913 2 pages18 11 003 3913-001.gif 3913-002.gif

4. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S. Biggio. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning James Minnick and possibleuse of Jack Ruby's car by Lee Harvey Oswald, (Original Signed), 12/14/64.00003914 1page 18 11 004 3914-001.gif

5. Criminal Intelligence Report, by W. S.Biggio. Report to Captain W. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revillconcerning a letter from J. White regarding the assassination ofPresident Kennedy, (Original Signed), 01/07/65. 00003915 3 pages 18 11 005 3915-001.gif 3915-002.gif 3915-003.gif

8. Criminal Intelligence Report, by R. W. Westphal. Report to CaptainW. P. Gannaway through Lt. Jack Revill concerning Guy Everett Nice, includesphotographs, (Original Signed), 04/21/65. 00003918 11 pages 18 11 008 3918-001.gif 3918-002.gif 3918-003.gif 3918-004.gif 3918-005.gif3918-006.gif 3918-007.gif 3918-008.gif 3918-009.gif 3918-010.gif 3918-011.gif

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Dallas, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Police today seized Lee H. Oswald, identified as chairman of a "Fair Play for Cuba Committee," as the prime suspect in the assassination of President Kennedy. Police said Oswald, 24, was accused in the slaying of a Dallas policeman shortly after the shooting of the President.

Police Capt. Pat Gannaway* said the suspect was an employee in the building where a rifle was found. Gannaway said the suspect had visited Russia and was married to a Russian. This was not immediately confirmed.

David Lifton *Notes, 8/16/06: In retrospect, it now seems clear that Gannaway, ofthe DPD Intelligence Division, was an important player.

From: No Case to Answer –Ian Griggs (JFK Lancer, 2005) A Retired English Detective's Essays and Articleson the JFK Assassination (1993-2005, p 3-4)

SPECIAL SERVICES BUREAU

This was the first of the specialized departments. It operated under the command of Captain W. P. ('Pat') Gannaway who was supported by six Lieutenants, 34 regular Detectives, 14 Patrolmen who were temporarily assigned to the bureau and four female civilians (one stenographer and threeclerk-typists). The 14 'temporarily-assigned' men were what we in the UK would call Aides to CID or TDCs (TemporaryDetective Constables). More of them shortly.

Captain Gannaway (at that time known as 'Mr. Narcotics') had been in charge of the notorious 1957 undercover operation and raid that culminated in stripper Candy Barr being arrested for possession of half an ounce of marijuana. For this offense, she was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment, actually serving less than three years before being paroled.

Initially, I had some difficulty in working out what the Special Services Bureau actually did. I established that 18 officers, including Captain Gannaway and one of the female civilians, were mentioned in the Warren Commission 26 Volumes. Indeed, eight of them testified before the Commission and three of them had their names as titles of Commissoin Exhibits. Careful study of the appropriate testimony, together with other DPD documents in my possession enabled me to work out the purpose and responsibilities of the Special Services Bureau.

It was basically a covert surveillance and intelligence-gathering unit which, was well as the Criminal Intelligence Squad (CIS), included the Vice Squad and Narcotics Squad, etc. Its regular officers were plain-clothes detectives. The temporarily-assigned Patrolmen (who operated in plane clothes) were there for one of two reasons. Some were genuinely 'on trial' or undergoing training prior to being appointed full-time detectives. Others had been drafted in from the uniform branch to undertake basic covert surveillance work in areas where their faces would not be known. A similar system exists in the UK and probably other countries today.

The Warren Commission testimony of Lieutenant Jack Revill (who became Assistant Chief in 1982) is very revealing in describing the duties and responsibilities of the Special Services Bureau. He stated: "I am currently in charge of the criminal intelligence section." Later he outlined the overall task of the bureau. "Our primary responsibilityis to investigate crimes of an organized nature, subversive activities, racial matters, labor racketeering, and to do anything that the chief might desire. We work for the chief of police. I report to a captain who is in charge of the bureau – Captain Gannaway."

Lieutenat Revill later indicated that he had been assigned to an investigative panel set up to determine how Jack Ruby had gained access to the City Hall basement where he had shot Oswald. This type of enquiry was obviously also the responsibility of the Special Service Bureau.

For a very revealing account ofthe functions of the CIS, see Philip H. Melanson's article "Dallas Mosaic" published in the Third Decade, vol. 1, no 3, March 1985, pages 12-15. Among other things, Dr. Melanson mentions that " the spooky little unit was physically removed from the rest of the DPD and was headquartered in a building on the state fairgrounds." (Vol. IV HSCA, 597.) The use of the word 'spooky' may ormay not be a deliberate clue to something rather sinister.

I believe it was located very close to the Women's Building on the State Fairgrounds.

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For a very revealing account ofthe functions of the CIS, see Philip H. Melanson's article"Dallas Mosaic" published in the Third Decade, vol. 1, no 3, March 1985, pages 12-15. Among other things, Dr. Melanson mentions that " the spooky little unit was physically removed from the rest of the DPD and was headquartered in a building on the state fairgrounds." (Vol. IV HSCA,597.) The use of the word 'spooky' may ormay not be a deliberate clue to something rather sinister. I believe it was located very close to the Women's Building on the State Fairgrounds.

Joe Backes

One of the reasons that the unit was located away from downtown DPD HQ is so undercover informants could visit without being eyeballed at the police station and identified as intelligence sources, who criminals called snitches.

Larry Crafard was one guy who spent a lot of time at the State Fairgrounds.

Can anyone tell me if there is a digital version of the Melanson article from Third Decade on line or is only viewable on pdf photocopy at Mary Ferrell?

BK

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This mAY BE OF INTEREST TO YOU BILL....exc caps...thanks.b

DPD Structure: November 1963

Ian Griggs examines the basic structure and organisation of the Dallas Police Department in November 1963. Ian will be updating this information with material on the Criminal Investigation Depatment and Crime Scene Service Section later.

Introduction

As a retired career police officer in the U.K. (1971-1994) it is only natural that one of my specialist areas of research into the assassination of President Kennedy should be the Dallas Police Department. I have studied the DPD for several years, naturally concentrating on the period between 22nd and 24th November 1963. Inevitably, I have occasionally made comparisons between the DPD of 1963 and its modern counterpart. Similarly I have sometimes compared the differences in general policing methods, particularly in the investigative field, as carried out in the USA and the UK.

Through my research activities, including over a dozen visits to the USA, I have come to know US police officers based in various cities, of different ranks, with many specialist responsibilities and of both sexes. These contacts, particularly those in the Dallas Police Department itself, have proved of immense value. I firmly believe that the police service worldwide represents a form of 'club' and like Freemasons or the Rotary Club, every individual member can quickly locate a fellow member no matter where he may find himself.

In this paper, I have leant heavily on certain extracts from the Warren Commission 26 Volumes, including the testimony of many DPD officers, plus other official sources, documents traced and located in the US National Archives, certain documentation found during visits to City Hall, Dallas, the official history of the Dallas Police Department (Partners in Blue by Carlton Stowers) and personal meetings with serving and retired DPD officers.

As well as explaining the way each Division of the Department was divided up into its individual component parts, I have identified senior supervisory officers and included brief notes of some of the more notable individuals.

It is my hope and intention that this paper may become a valuable resource for future researchers seeking basic information on the organisational structure of the Dallas Police Department at the time of the assassination. With that in mind, it is also intended to publish this paper in the November 1998 issue of The Dealey Plaza Echo, the research journal of Dealey Plaza UK.

The Numerical Strength of the Department

During a brief WFAA-TV street interview outside the Texas School Book Depository on the afternoon of Friday 22nd November 1963, DPD Captain J. Herbert Sawyer was asked how many police officers there were in Dallas. He replied: "Approximately thirteen hundred". His estimate was very close. In November 1963 the total number of DPD employees was 1,287, comprising 1,067 police officers (not including the Police Reserve) plus 220 civilians.

The first name on any list of DPD personnel was that of Jesse Curry, in his capacity as Chief of Police. He had assumed overall control of the DPD in 1960 and remained in that position until his retirement in 1966. Perhaps ironically, the final name on the DPD personnel list was that of somebody who may or may not have played a part in the assassination of President Kennedy but who was virtually unknown until 1990 when his son came forward to claim that his late father has shot JFK. I refer, of course, to Roscoe Anthony White. In November 1963, Roscoe White was one of three members of Recruit Class No. 79 who were described as 'awaiting school'.

Of the 1,067 police officers, only five were female. None had been promoted from the lowly rank of Policewoman and all five were employed in the Juvenile Bureau. This is a far cry from today's DPD where one of my contacts at City Hall is a charming lady who holds the position of Deputy Chief in the Crimes Against Persons Bureau. Much of this changed attitude towards female officers emanated from the progressive policies of Frank Dyson (DPD Chief of Police, 1969-1979) who 'inherited' eleven policewomen when he assumed his post. He had the foresight to realize that they were capable of far more than just dealing with juveniles and he not only assigned them to other tasks but also brought about a steady increase in their numbers. He also allowed them to step on to the promotion ladder for the first time.

The civilian employees, 118 male, 102 female, filled a very wide variety of posts including clerks, typists, stenographers, telephone clerks, jailers, porters, auto pound drivers, etc.

In addition to the regular police officers there was a Police Reserve which appears to have fulfilled much the same role as the Special Constabulary in the UK. I have been unable to establish its precise strength but it operated under a Captain of Police and for administrative purposes was deemed part of the Training and Research Section. The Police Reserve is not included in my figures for the DPD numerical strength above.

Structure of the Department

Headquarters and Administration

Chief of Police Curry maintained a staff of 15 police offficers (including himself) as Headquarters personnel. They were supported by eight highly-qualified female civilians who were responsible for a wide range of clerical duties.

Curry's second-in-command was Assistant Chief of Police Charles Batchelor, the man who would succeed him as Chief (1966-1969) There were then five Deputy Chiefs of Police, one in command of each of the Criminal Investigation, Patrol, Traffic and Service Divisions, plus one whose responsibilities were concerned with Civil Defence and Disaster Control. Chief Curry's Administrative Assistant was Captain Glen D. King, another of his staff who would later become Chief (1979).

Special Service Bureau

Following these HQ and Administrative offices, was the Special Service Bureau; the first of the specialised departments.

It operated under the command of Captain W. P. ('Pat') Gannaway who was supported by six Lieutenants, 34 regular Detectives, 14 Patrolmen who were temporarily assigned to the Bureau, and four female civilians (one stenographer and three clerk-typists). The 14 'temporarily assigned' men were what we in the UK would call Aides to CID or TDCs (Temporary Detective Constables).

Initially, I had great difficulty in working out what the Special Service Bureau actually did. I soon established that 18 police officers, including Captain Gannaway, plus one of the female civilians, were mentioned in the Warren Commission 26 Volumes. Indeed, eight of them actually testified before the Commission and three of them had their names as titles of Commission Exhibits Careful study of the appropriate testimony, together with other DPD documents in my possession, finally enabled me to work out the purpose and responsibilities of the Special Service Bureau.

It was basically a covert surveillance and intelligence-gathering unit which, as well as the Criminal Intelligence Squad (CIS), encompassed the Vice Squad and the Narcotics Squad, etc. Its regular officers were plain clothes detectives and the temporarily assigned Patrolmen were there for one of two reasons. Some were genuinely 'on trial' or undergoing training prior to becoming full-time detectives whilst others had been drafted in from the uniform branch to undertake basic undercover work in areas where their faces would not be known. A similar system exists in the UK, and probably in other countries, today.

The testimony of Lieutenant Jack Revill (in 1982 to reach the rank of Assistant Chief) is very revealing in indicating the duties and responsibilities of the Special Service Bureau. He stated: "I am presently in charge of the criminal intelligence section." Later he outlined the overall task of the bureau: "Our primary responsibility is to investigate crimes of an organised nature, subversive activities, racial matters, labor racketeering, and to do anything that the chief might desire. We work for the chief of police. I report to a captain who is in charge of the bureau - Captain Gannaway." Revill later indicated that he had been assigned to an investigative panel whose task was to determine how Jack Ruby had gained access to the City Hall basement where he shot Oswald. This type of enquiry was obviously also the responsibility of the Special Service Bureau.

For a very revealing account of the functions of the CIS, see Philip H. Melanson's article Dallas Mosaic, published in The Third Decade, Vol. 1, No. 3, (March 1985), pages 12-15. Among other things, Dr Melanson mentions that "the spooky little unit was physically removed from the rest of the DPD and was headquartered in a building on the state fairgrounds" (source IV HSCA 597). The use of the word "spooky" may or may not be a deliberate clue to something rather sinister!

The Patrol Division

The Patrol Division, the first of the four Divisions into which the majority of DPD personnal was divided, was by far the largest in terms of manpower. Deputy Chief of Police N. T. Fisher was its overall commandeer In November 1963, it had 526 members of whom all but three were police officers. They ranged in rank from Captain (just three) to Patrolmen (463). The DPD Canine Corps was also part of the Patrol Division. It consisted of just one Sergeant and two Patrolmen/Dog Handlers and had been formed in 1961 with the purchase of three German Shepherds. From the DPD radio log transcripts, it appears that both dog-handlers were on duty on 22nd November - but without their dogs (CE 1974, page 176 of exhibit).

Like the Traffic and Service Divisions, the Patrol Division was divided up into three Platoons. This represented nothing more than a basic revolving eight-hour shift pattern. The First Platoon worked from midnight to 8am, the Second Platoon from 8am to 4pm and the Third Platoon from 4pm to midnight. Obviously, that roster put the Second Platoon on duty during the hours of the presidential visit. In view of the additional manpower necessary to ensure the President's safety (!) some members of the other platoons were called in to assist.

Each Platoon was under the control of a Platoon Commander, these officers being the three Captains of Police mentioned earlier: William B. Frazier (First Platoon), Cecil E. Talbert (Second Platoon) and James M. Souter (Third Platoon). Each Platoon was then divided into a Headquarters Station and three Substations, one each for the North East Area, North West Area and South West Area. I have not yet established the exact geographical locations of these areas but I know that the NW Substation area included Love Field and the SW Substation was also known as the Oak Cliff Substation.

Several members of the Second Platoon of the Patrol Division have become well-known names through their actions or otherwise during the period 22nd-24th November 1963. Five that immediately spring to mind are: Patrolman J.D. Tippit, the man who came on duty but never completed the shift; Patrolmen Billy L. Bass and Marvin L. Wise, the officers who initially dealt with the so-called three tramps; Patrolman Roy S. Vaughn, who failed to notice Ruby enter the City Hall basement via the Main Street ramp and Patrolman Maurice N. ("Nick") McDonald, the officer who sustained the scratched cheek during his struggle to arrest Oswald in the Texas Theatre.

The 463 officers holding the rank of Patrolman were very much the 'foot soldiers' of the Dallas Police Department. During the events of 22nd November 1963, they were assigned both static and patrolling duties on foot, plus driving and observer tasks in police cruisers, that wonderful unique American expression for patrolling police cars.

The Traffic Division

This Division, the next largest in size after the Patrol Division, comprised 176 Police Officers and three civilians. It was under the command of Deputy Chief Ray H Lunday. He took no active part in the events of either 22nd or 24th November but was on duty in his office on the third floor of City Hall on the 22nd. He had, however, taken a leading part in the planning of the motorcade route through Dallas.

The Traffic Division was divided into five distinct components. These were Traffic Control; the Accident Prevention Bureau; a group of seven Special Assignment Men, ten School Safety Officers and the Solo Motorcycle and Special Enforcement Detail.

Traffic Control

This was by far the largest of the five elements and like the Patrol Division it was composed of three Platoons, each working an eight-hour shift. Here, however, the shift hours were structured in such a way that there were more officers on duty during the day than at night. The First Platoon worked from 7am to 3pm with the Second Platoon overlapping as it worked 10am to 6pm. The Third Platoon then overlapped again, working 3pm to 11pm. Traffic Control was under the overall command of Captain R. A. Thompson.

Each platoon consisted of either one or two Sergeants, between 11 and 15 Patrolmen (on foot), between ten and 19 three-wheel motorcycle officers and one female civilian clerk.. The foot Patrolmen were deployed at static posts throughout the downtown area and because these were mainly at road intersections the officers were known within the DPD as "corner men" (7H 578).

The Accident Prevention Bureau

This element was commanded by Captain Perdue William Lawrence. In the absence of Captain Thompson, he took over operational command of the entire Traffic Division on the day of the assassination and had previously worked with Deputy Chief Lunday on the motorcade assignments.

The bureau, which presumably carried out exactly the duties its title suggests, consisted of four shift sections organised in an overlapping rota system which covered the period 7.00am to 2.00am. One Lieutenant, four Sergeants and 32 Patrolmen made up the unit. Two of its members, both normally employed as accident investigators, were Patrolmen J. C. White and J. W. Foster. These two officers were deployed on the triple underpass during the motorcade. Another accident investigator, Patrolman Charles T. Walker, found himself very closely involved in the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald and the subsequent removal of Oswald to City Hall (7H 34-43).

Special Assignment Men

These seven individuals present something of a problem. They appear to come under the command of a Sergeant but neither their ranks nor their responsibilities are easy to find. Perhaps they were some sort of back-up or reserve. Only one of them warrants a mention in the 26 Volumes, E. L. Crenshaw being described by another officer as a Detective. This, however, is only in connection with a semi-clerical task a couple of days after the assassination (12H 214).

School Safety Officers

Ten individuals are listed and named. No supervisory officer is identified and they all performed duties from 7.30am to 4.30pm. Perhaps they were the Dallas equivalent of lollipop men! Not surprisingly, none of them is mentioned in the Warren Report or the 26 Volumes.

The Solo Motorcycle and Special Enforcement Detail

This unit played a major part in the presidential motorcade and several of its members have become well-known to researchers. Obvious names which spring to mind include motorcyclists Bobby Hargis (splattered with blood and brain tissue as he rode slightly behind and to the left of the presidential limousine), Marrion Baker(encountered Oswald inside the TSBD), Hollis B McLain (thought by some researchers to be responsible for the 'open mike') and the ubiquitous E.D. ('Buddy') Brewer (one of the lead motorcyclists through Dealey Plaza and on to Stemmons; proceeded to TSBD, was on sixth floor when three empty shells and rifle were found, claimed to have seen the paper sack - later stated that his "primary job was traffic control"!)

The detail was made up of four Sergeants, ten officers on radar duties (in cars) and 22 solo motorcyclists. These officers were divided into two shifts and together they covered the daily period 6.00am to midnight. On 22nd November 1963, however, I can trace only that three of the four Sergeants were on duty, together with 15 of the 22 motorcyclists. I can find no available record of the duties of the radar car drivers for that day.

You are advised to consult Todd Wayne Vaughan's Presidential Motorcade Schematic Listing, (self-published, 1993) for full details of the motorcyclists, their exact positions in the motorcade and their actions following the shooting. Oddly enough, although 18 motorcyclists rode in the motorcade, only five were asked to testify before the Warren Commission (Hargis, Baker, Brewer, Martin and Haygood).

The Service Division

This was an administrative rather than an operational Division and perhaps for this reason it had the highest percentage of civilian employees of any of the four Divisions. Its total strength of 284 was comprised of just 97 police officers and 187 civilians. The Division was based mainly at DPD HQ (City Hall) with a few members at the three substations. Overall command of the Division rested with Deputy Chief of Police George L. Lumpkin and each of its separate elements - bureaux, sections, etc. - had its own head.

Several units within the Service Division played important roles in the events of 22nd November 1963 and the days immediately following.

The Identification Bureau

This small bureau was under the command of Captain George M Doughty and was made up of just one operational section. It was located on the fourth floor of City Hall.

The Fingerprint Section

Supervised by Lieutenant Karl P. Knight, this section was staffed by five full-time Detectives, two Acting Detectives and four male civilian clerks. The Section was concerned with the physical fingerprinting of suspects rather than actual crime scene examination. The photograph and fingerprints of Lee Harvey Oswald were taken by members of the section about an hour before his arraignment in the early hours of Saturday 23rd November (4H 248).

Apart from Lieutenant Knight, only two members of the section were named in the 26 Volumes. Detective Edwin (or Edward) E. Carlson seemed to be on very good terms with Jack Ruby. An FBI Report stated that "Carlson is of the opinion that he, Carlson, knows more about Ruby than any other officer of the Dallas Police Department." (CE 1180). Acting Detective James M Craft was responsible for taking the well-known portrait photograph of Patrolman McDonald showing the scratches on his cheek sustained during Oswald's arrest (4H 277).

The Crime Scene Search Section

This important element played a major part in the immediate aftermath to the assassination, and its head, Lieutenant John Carl Day, became one of the best-known DPD figures. Lieut Day had just eight Detectives under him. Several of them were to become very well-known through their involvement in various ways. For example, Paul L. Bentley (the man with the big cigar at the Oswald arrest), Richard W ("Rusty") Livingstone (co-author of 1993 book First Day Evidence), Willie E. ("Pete") Barnes (DPD Tippit murder scene photographer - also administered the paraffin test to Oswald) and John B. Hicks (took Oswald's fingerprints on the evening of 22nd November and assisted Barnes with the paraffin test).

Headquarters Section

By far the largest part of the Service Division, the Headquarters Section consisted of 79 police officers and 183 civilians. They were split up into three Platoons, once again operating in a revolving eight-hour shift system (11pm to 7am, 7am to 3pm and 3pm to 11pm). The great majority of the personnel was based at City Hall where they filled the posts of Radio Dispatcher, Telephone Clerk, Jailer, Jail Guard, Jail Matron, Relief Patrolman, Jail Cook and Porter.

Each Platoon was under the command of a Lieutenant and other Lieutenants were in charge of the jail (within City Hall).

As far as the events of 22nd November 1963 are concerned, one of the most important people was undoubtedly Sergeant Gerald Dalton Henslee. He supervised the radio dispatcher's office and was also the police dispatcher for channel 2. His is the voice that can be heard on that channel during the presidential visit. Although his normal period of duty that day should have been 7am to 3pm, he did, in fact work from 6.30am to about 5.30pm. I cannot help but mention that prior to joining the DPD, one of his previous jobs had been as a dance instructor with the Arthur Murray Dance Studios (6H 325).

As mentioned above, the jail-based personnel came under the Headquarters Section umbrella. These comprised three Jailers, six Assistant Jailers, three Jail Matrons, 22 Jail Guards, 19 Jail Clerks and one Jail Cook. These posts were all filled by civilians.

Warrant Section and Court Bailiffs

The Service Division included the Warrant Section which was under the command of a Sergeant and had 20 uniformed officers performing what were basically clerical duties. He was supported by a female civilian clerk.

The four Court Bailiffs (civilians) were also included in the Service Division.

Property Bureau

This bureau, under the command of a Police Captain (James M. English) supported by two Patrolmen and one General Clerk, was made up of the Property Room Section and the Automobile Pound Sction. A total of 33 personnel was employed in the bureau but none of them warrants a mention anywhere in the Warren Report. One name, however, may be familiar to those researchers who have studied the lists of property - particularly that seized during the searches of Oswald's rooming house and the Paine house.

Herman W. Hill was the Property Room Supervisor, and he, almost alone, was responsible for literally thousands of case exhibits. Everything from the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle to Lee Harvey Oswald's socks passed through his hands and his name and signature appear on dozens of police property receipts (see CE 2003: 24H 332-344). If any one DPD employee performed his duties in an exemplary fashion, and maybe deserved a gong for his performance, it was this man.

The Automobile Pound Section, under the command of Sergeant Thomas C. Sewell backed up by a Patrolman, was manned by 16 civilians. These ranged from Pound Supervisors to Wrecker Drivers and it appears that their duties were similar to the towaway crews we now have in the UK.

The Records Bureau/Information Desk

The final element of the Service Division was known as the Records Bureau. As well as that actual bureau, it included the Information Desk. It comprised 49 male and female civilians employed as clerks and stenographers of various grades and under the supervision of Captain of Police O. T. Slaughter supported by a Sergeant and two Patrolmen.

The Criminal Investigation Division

By the very nature of its purpose and responsibilities, this obviously became one of the busiest and most important elements of the Dallas Police Department on the afternoon of 22nd November 1963 and immediately after. It was composed of five separate bureaux and was under the overall command of Deputy Chief of Police M. W. Stevenson.

The Homicide and Robbery Bureau

The members of this bureau naturally looked upon themselves as the elite. They could easily be recognised as they were the ones wearing the white hats. Captain John William ("Will") Fritz was in overall charge of the bureau, with two assistants: Lieutenants James A Bohart and Ted P. Wells. Fritz was to retire in 1970 after 49 years as a law enforcement officer. The rest of the bureau was made up of just 18 Detectives and two temporarily-assigned Patrolmen. Space precludes lengthy accounts of the parts played by each individual Homicide Detective but I feel that mention should be made of the two who appear in the celebrated photographs of the Oswald shooting.

Homicide Detective James R. ("Jim") Leavelle became possibly the most readily recognizable member of the entire Dallas Police Department through the graphic images of live TV followed by worldwide photographic coverage. He is the Detective wearing the light suit and white Resistol hat who was handcuffed to Oswald when Oswald was shot and killed by Jack Ruby. He remains convinced to this day that Oswald was guilty of killing both Kennedy and Tippit and is adamant that convictions would have been secured on both counts. The other Detective escorting Oswald that day was the late L. C. Graves, also a member of the Homicide & Robbery Bureau.

During a visit to DPD Headquarters in June 1995, fellow UK researcher Rick Caster and myself were shown the original 1963 Monthly Time Book and Pay-Roll ledger for Homicide & Robbery. The November section lists every officer from Captain Fritz down, plus two stenographers (Margaret R. Moody and Mary P. Rattan) who had probably been temporarily drafted in from the Forgery Bureau (see below). The exact duty disposition of each individual is clearly shown, together with some revealing sidenotes. I am convinced that this document has never been seen by any other researcher. It is currently kept inside a cupboard within the Crimes Against Persons Division admin office.

Juvenile Bureau

This was under the command of Captain Frank Martin, supported by three Lieutenants. Its main strength, however, lay in its complement of 25 Detectives, two Patrolmen temporarily assigned and the only five Policewomen in the DPD. Several members of this bureau were part of the large police presence engaged in the ultimately unsuccessful protection of Oswald in the City Hall basement garage but no member of this bureau appears to have been involved in the tragic events of 22nd November.

Burglary and Theft Bureau

This was the largest individual unit within the CID, having a total of 54 members. Captain Walter C. Fannin was in charge and he was assisted by five Lieutenants. There were 42 full-time Detectives and six Patrolmen temporarily attached. Once again, I cannot trace that any member of this bureau was directly involved in the events of 22nd November or its immediate aftermath.

The Auto Theft Bureau

This unit was headed by Captain J. C. Nichols, with three Lieutenants and 24 full-time Detectives. One of them was to gain fame (or should that be notoriety) for the part he played in the happenings on the sixth floor of the TSBD in the hour or so after the shooting.

I refer, of course, to Detective Robert Lee Studebaker. At the time of the Kennedy assassination, this officer was on temporary assignment to the Crime Scene Search Section of the Identification Bureau. One must ask why, after just seven weeks instruction with the Crime Scene Search Section, a trainee like Studebaker was let loose on what could be described as the most important crime-scene in the history of the United States. His task was to assist Lieutenant Day in photographing the scene. When asked by the Warren Commission what photographic experience he had, Studebaker replied: "Just home photography." His expertise with a camera can be demonstrated by reference to Studebaker Exhibit C (21H 645) which is a photograph showing the semi-hidden rifle.. He confirmed that he had taken the photograph by saying: "I know it's mine because my knees are in the picture." (7H 140).

He was also allowed to run around the crime scene with a fingerprint dusting kit and he proceeded to cover everything with fingerprint powder. The actions of poor Mr Studebaker that afternoon, although probably not entirely his own fault, did very little to commend the Dallas Police Department when the muck hit the fan later.

Forgery Bureau

This was the final unit within the Criminal Investigation Division. It was under the control of Captain Orville A. Jones and two Lieutenants of Police. It employed 17 Detectives and 11 female civilians of various Clerk/Stenographer/Typist grades. As far as the assassination is concerned, the best-known members of this bureau were a Stenographer Grade 5 named Mary P. Rattan and a General Clerk Grade 3 called Patsy C. Collins. As well as being Forgery Bureau employees, each was a certified County of Dallas Notary Public and it was in the latter capacity that their names appear on several affidavits made by witnesses, etc. Examples include affidavits of Captain Fritz recorded by Rattan (7H 403/404) and of Ruth Paine recorded by Collins (9H 433).

When I first became aware of this, I was somewhat perturbed and I sought the advice of major researcher J. Gary Shaw, himself a Notary Public in Johnson County, Texas. Gary assured me that there was nothing sinister here and that having Notaries Public employed within the DPD often saved time in having to contact one urgently. This way, there was usually one readily available.

(For the benefit of U.K. readers, a Notary Public is the approximate equivalent of a Commissioner for Oaths in the U.K. and is a person who is legally authorised to record sworn statements in writing under oath.)

No other members of the Forgery Bureau appear to have been involved in the assassination investigation. All enquiries concerned with Oswald's handwriting, etc. on various documents were handled by the FBI.

Special Assignment Officers

Four highly-trained Detectives were on Special Assignment to the District Attorney's Office and were considered to be part of the C.I.D. without being attached to any particular bureau or office.

Training and Research Section

This consisted of three small departments as follows:

Personnel Bureau

This was a tiny bureau, just down the hall from the Homicide offices, and was under the command of the ubiquitous Captain William Roy Westbrook. He controlled one Sergeant, two Detectives, one Patrolman and three female civilian clerical grades. Captain Westbrook described the work of the bureau as background investigations of applicants and the investigation of personnel complaints. I feel that most readers will be familiar with my widely-published paper Just Another Day At The Office (1996) in which Captain Westbrook's activities on 22nd November are described in some detail.

Police Reserve

Captain J. M. Solomon held the position of Co-ordinator of the Police Reserve. Strength and exact functions are unknown to me but members of the reserve were drafted in for duty on the day of the presidential visit.

Police Academy

Inspector Edward Preston was in charge here and he appears to have been a very busy man as he had only an Assistant Instructor to assist him. Does that indicate that he conducted all the instructional work himself? He was allocated a female stenographer but his only other staff appear to have been Pistol Range personnel (two).

The 23 members of the current Recruit Class No. 78 are listed by name and a further three are shown as "Recruit Class No. 79 (Awaiting School)". Presumably they waited until one class had finished and there were sufficient recruits available for a new one. The three names are in alphabetical order and the last one is that of our old friend Roscoe Anthony White. That, however, is another story!

Ian Griggs, 1998

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John Doe Gannaway is born:

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Yeah, its me, fill in the blanks is performed:

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1987 William P. Gannaway, age 71, marries Lucille Hopper, age 68.

Gannaway obits, large irrelevant details of brief, early military career, lengthy

more recent career in U.S. Army Reserve, not so much detail..... :

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/GANNAWAY/2002-01/1010802034

Dallas, TX

06/04/2000

W. P. Gannaway

GANNAWAY W.P. ``PAT'' age 84, died unexpectedly Sunday June 4, 2000. He was

born in Whitney, Texas on February 3, 1916. Pat was a member of Hyde Park

Baptist Church. Pat graduated from Whitney High School and later attended

Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He moved to Dallas,

Texas where he was a city police officer until he entered the Army through

the Selective Service in September, 1942. He was commissioned a second

lieutenant at the Army Engineer Officer Candidate School at Fort Belvoir,

Virginia on July 7, 1943 and assigned to the 328th Engineer Combat Battalion

of the 103rd Infantry Division, Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. He went overseas

with this division as a platoon leader of 3rd Plt, Company A, 328th Engineer

Combat Battalion. While with this division he was awarded a Bronze Star

Medal and one Oak Leak Cluster for his contribution to the successful

completion of the division's mission as reflected in general orders 44 and

142, 103rd Infantry Division, 1945. After the 103rd Division captured

Innsbruck, Austria he was transferred to the 45th Infantry Division and

designated company commander of Company A, 120th Engineer Combat Battalion.

When the 45th Division was demobilized he was placed on inactive status as a

captain CE-AUS. He returned to the Dallas Police Department but continued

his military training in the USAR. He transferred to the Army Intelligence

Service and retired as a lieutenant colonel Al-USAR on February 3, 1976. He

also retired from the Dallas Police Department with the rank of Director in

July 1971. After retirement he moved to Austin, Texas and became Coordinator

Against Organized Crime for the Criminal Justice Department. He served in

this position until he retired in 1978. He was preceded in death by Betty

Gannaway in 1977 and by his daughter, Lynne Gannaway in 1984. He is survived

by his wife, Lucille Gannaway of Austin; daughter,....

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/statesman/obituary.aspx?n=lucille-roland-gannaway&pid=132819461&fhid=4296

Lucille Roland Gannaway 89, joined the angels Friday, September 11, 2009. She was born October 18, 1919, in Pittsburg, Texas. Lucille retired from the admissions office at St. Paul's Hospital in Dallas. She moved to Austin in 1987 and became an honored volunteer at Seton Medical Center Central and Northwest. Lucille was involved in Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for 37 years earning lifetime member status. She always enjoyed the functions and treasured special times with her sorority sisters, whom she considered her extended family. She attended Hyde Park Baptist Church and was a member of the Widows Support Group. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.P. "Pat" Gannaway, her daughter, Leslie Shelton, step-daughter, Lynne Gannaway, and granddaughter, Stephanie Dooley. Those left to cherish her memory are...

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NODULE X29

JACK RUBY AND THE CONTRACT OUT ON OSWALD

....In early 1962 RUBY had a conversation with Robert Lee Shorman, a musician in one of the bands that played at the Carousel Club. RUBY told Robert Lee Shorman he was originally from Chicago where he made a living by running a floating crap game and that he had to leave Chicago when things got "too hot." Robert Lee Shorman observed numerous police officers, uniformed and plain clothes, on duty and off, in the Carousel Club. Robert Lee Shorman never saw any of them pay for a drink. The only police officer Robert Lee Shorman knew by name was Will Fritz, head of Dallas, Homicide Squad. In all, Robert Lee Shorman saw 150 to 200 police officers go in and out of RUBY'S place in the month he worked for him. [WCE 1250; WCE 1505] In March 1962, Mary Hartford, the former secretary to Pat Gannaway, the Officer in Charge, Special Services Bureau, of Narcotics, Vice and Criminal Intelligence of the Dallas Police Department, worked for RUBY. [FBI 44-1639-1240]

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?mode=searchResult&absPageId=675878

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=10489&relPageId=183

After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy Pat Gannaway provided the FBI with an incomplete report on RUBY. Pat Gannaway was interviewed by Special Agents Robert M. Barrett and Ivan D. Lee. Barrett and Lee were the Agents assigned to interview Joe Campisi and other MARCELLO linked figures in Dallas. They were assigned by FBI SAC Gordon Shanklin. [WCE 3021; FBI 44-939 12.3.63 Houston] RUBY'S personal papers contained the business card of W.E. Naylor of the Austin, Texas, narcotics squad. W.E. Naylor said he contacted RUBY three times in 1963 on official business. [FBI 44-1639-1844, 2082]

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