Historical marker for slain police officer J.D. Tippit unveiled in Oak Cliff ceremony

By Roy Appleton / Dallas Morning News

President Kennedy had been shot in downtown Dallas. A police dispatcher ordered Officer J.D. Tippit into central Oak Cliff and minutes later told him to be "at large for any emergency that comes in."

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Police broadcasts described the shooting suspect as a "white male, approximately 30, slender build, height 5 foot 10 inches, weight 165 pounds."

At about 1:15 p.m. a cruising Tippit stopped a man walking on a sidewalk along Patton Avenue near 10th Street. Within seconds, four gunshots erupt.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets