Skip to comments.Man Who Discovered Tippit to be Awarded (Kennedy Assassination)
Posted on 11/21/2010 12:31:17 AM PST by nickcarraway
Dallas Police Chief David Brown next week will honor the man who discovered the body of slain police officer J.D. Tippit and reported it just 45 minutes after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Temple F. Bowley saw Tippit dead on an Oak Cliff street on Nov. 22, 1963. He used the police radio to report the shooting. Tippit's killer was Lee Harvey Oswald, the man also accused of killing Kennedy. Officers quickly arrested Oswald at the Texas Theatre.
On Monday, 47 years later, Brown will welcome 82-year-old Bowley into his office and present him with a Citizen's Certificate of Merit.
Bowley also spent several years in the 1950s moonlighting as a doorman for Dallas nightclub operator Jack Ruby, who shot Oswald to death on live television two days after the assassination.
I thought things were just bigger in exas?
Oh sure, a Ruby employee “found” the dead cop. People, Oak Cliff is South of I-30 and West of I-35.
The Texas School Book Depository is North of I-30 and East of I-35.
You try getting from Oak Cliff into the TSBD (or vice versa) in parade traffic. In 45 minutes.
Officer J. D. Tippit
If you look at Oswald holding the microphone while only one foot is on the ground, he is out of balance and should be falling onto the floor.
Oswald didn’t shoot anyone.
No, the gun did the shooting...
More than one gun. Tippit was shot by pistol.
Can you do a Google map of it? Would be interesting to see what area you are speaking of.
“...certain witnesses who did not appear before the Commission identified an assailant who was not Oswald. Both Acquilla Clemons and Frank Wright witnessed the scene from their respective homes within one block of the murder. Clemons saw two men near Tippits car just before the shooting. After the shooting she ran outside and saw a man with a gun, whom she described as “kind of heavy”. He waved to the second man, urging him to “go on”. Frank Wright also emerged from his home and observed the scene seconds after the shooting. He described a man standing by Tippits body who had on a long coat, and who immediately ran to a car and left the scene.
There is also evidence to indicate that the cartridge shells recovered from the scene may not have been those subsequently entered into evidence. Two of the shells recovered at the scene were given to police officer J.M. Poe. Poe testified to the Commission that he believed that he had marked the shells with his initials, although he couldnt “swear to it”. However, no initials were found on the shells later produced by the police.
Poe later told researchers that he was absolutely certain that he had marked the shells.
Further the appearance of cartridge shells at the crime scene raises question for some because, according to Officer Hill, who took possession of Oswald’s revolver at his arrest, the gun’s six chambers were fully loaded with unspent cartridges and that Oswald had no ammunition on his person...”
No wonder conspiracies abound! A former Ruby employee “found” Tippet? One probing question leads to another and thus here we are, 47 years later, still asking the same questions over and over again. All REAL evidence and all REAL testimony has been destroyed long ago. Maybe one day we will know the truth. When Oswald said, “I’m just the patsy”, he was telling the truth...
Brown is the schmuck who had his officers provide a police motorcycle escort for his cop-killing son's funeral.
The best way Brown could honor anyone would be to resign in disgrace.
Looks a lot like JFK in that photo.
Brown still hasn’t quit over that scandal? Oy vey.
I keep coming back to the rifle. Why would Oswald choose a bolt action rifle in 6.5mm when he was more familiar with the M-1 Garand? At the time, both would have been available, although the M-1 would have been more expensive, but more accurate. All it would have taken was one bolt hangup and the assassination fails.
All the test firings to see if Oswald could have fired three shots in the time allowed left out one critical factor - stress. Assassination of a President can’t be easy; there has got to be some stress there.
According to a computer reenactment, the motorcade was traveling slowly away from Oswald’s vantage point. He had only to compensate for elevation each time he fired.
Sort of like hunting pheasant. The bird flushes and the shooter sees only a diminishing target which appears almost stationary. Explains why roast pheasant is usually full of birdshot.
Oswald was a lone nutjob. The Soviets lost what they regarded as a malleable U.S. president. Conspiracy speculation is fun, but whose interests were served?
Professional assassins (hired by the mob)are calm, cool and collect when performing their “art”.
Lee Oswald was no pro but knew how to use weapons.
Lee Oswald may have brought the rifle to the Texas School Book Depository but did not shoot that day as per his instructions by his operators. The weapon was of a poor quality, perhaps just good enough to hit a moving target but not in the alloted time - hence, conspiracy.
I remember seeing it happen live on television. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ruby :
Ruby achieved international notoriety two days later. After driving into town and sending a money order to one of his employees, he walked the short distance to the nearby police headquarters. There is some evidence it was on a whim, for he left his favorite dog, Sheba, in the car, when he shot and fatally wounded the 24-year-old Oswald on Sunday, November 24, 1963, at 11:21 am CST, while authorities were preparing to transfer Oswald by car from police headquarters to the nearby county jail. Stepping out from a crowd of reporters and photographers, Ruby fired a snub-nosed Colt Cobra .38 into Oswald's abdomen during a nationally televised live broadcast.A true OMG moment, if ever there was one.
My radar went off at the ‘worked for Ruby........’
Little by little the truth may out, but I suspect Caroline Kennedy will be the one making sure no details are released from the official records.
The swimmer got them sealed for a hundred years, IIRC.
I am sure the Warren Commission studied this connection at great length. (/S)
I don’t think that photo is real either.
No serious keyboardist would use two Roland D-20s.
It's even more curious how the keyboardist got two of them 24 years before they were marketed?
You got it. Noone planning an assassination would choose the Carcano instead of the M-1.
Bur when JFK became a target of opportunity, Oswald used the cheap rifle he already owned.
A planned conspiracy would have provided an M-1
You get an award for finding a body? Wow, half of the people living in DC should have an award by now.
***Oswald didnt shoot anyone.***
Year ago I read a report published in a magazine written by one Gerrald Ford (years later to become the POTUS).
He said one of the things that tied Oswald to the rifle was a small string caught in the butplate of the rifle that matched exactly the string in the shirt Oswald was wearing.
His report blamed Oswald and no one else.
I do not think so. The Warren Commission (WC) was “spoon fed” a lot of data from the FBI. The WC overlooked and underlooked millions of key details, intentionally and unintentionally. They had a foregone conclusionh to reach...
It means sarcasm off.
I was being sarcastic when I say the Warren Commission studied this connection.
Were both those interstates there in ‘63? I’m not at all familiar with the area, but I remember the interstate concept was still pretty new and just beginning to be built back then. I can’t imagine the area there hasn’t grown enormously in the past half century so that what’s there today would be unrecognizable to someone who was there in ‘63
Not that the Ruby employee just happening to find Tibbets isn’t fishy (just as Ruby knowing Osawald, then getting in to kill him, wasn’t fishy)