05/13/2008

Widow of officer killed following JFK visits Memorial

By Todd Gillman
The Dallas Morning News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than four decades have passed since Marie Tippit lost her husband to John F. Kennedy's assassin on that fateful November day in Dallas, and on Monday, she got to see J.D. Tippit's name on a national police memorial, alongside those of thousands of other fallen officers.

The rain was falling steadily as the 79-year-old widow made her first visit to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. She rubbed her thumb gently across the marble, pursing her lips. A tear spilled down her cheek as her son patted her back.

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