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Marie Tippit’s Letter to Jackie Kennedy

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Marie Tippit sent a telegram to Jackie after her husband, Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit, was murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald less than an hour after the assassination. Tippet had spotted Oswald on the street and attempted to detain him after hearing
Photograph by Johnny Miller

MRS JOHN F KENNEDY

WASHDC

MAY I ADD MY SYMPATHY TO THAT OF PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD.

MY PERSONAL LOSS IN THIS GREAT TRAGEDY PREPARES ME TO SYMPATHIZE MORE DEEPLY WITH YOU.

MRS. J D TIPPIT DALLAS TEX

(34).

Read another letter to the first lady here.

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