"While I was standing there the motorcade went by...Then I heard the shots.
This woman came up to me and she was just in hysterics. She told me,
'They are shooting the President from the bushes'.
So I immediately proceeded up there to a parking lot
in behind the grassy area back from Elm Street toward the railroad tracks.
When I got there I saw a man and I pulled my pistol from my holster.
He saw me coming with my pistol and right away he showed me who he was...
that he was a Secret Service agent."
JFK PICKET FENCE POLICE-MAN SMITH
"He had on a sports shirt and sports pants.
But he had dirty fingernails, it looked like, and hands that looked like auto mechanic's hands.
And, afterwards, it didn't ring true for the Secret Service.
At the time we were so pressed for time and we were searching.
And he had produced correct identification and we just overlooked the thing.
I should have checked the man closer, but at the time, I didn't snap to it."
...cont'd from JFK PICKET FENCE COINCIDENCE
Can you imagine what it would feel like psychologically and emotionally to know that you have actually seen and spoken to the man who fired the bullet that killed JFK -- the bullet that entered JFK's right temple and exploded inside his head shattering his skull and blowing his brains out the back -- where they hit the face of a motor-cycle cop riding behind the left bumper of the Lincoln?
Can you imagine what it must feel like knowing that you, yourself, had it in your power to arrest, or shoot, the man who had killed JFK but, because you didn't know who you had in the palm of your hand, you let him go?
Can you imagine what it must feel like, every night, as you drift off to sleep, seeing again, in your mind's eye, the face of that man who killed JFK?
It must be a waking nightmare! It sends shivers down my spine just thinking about it.
I wonder if Dallas policeman Joseph Smith -- to whom the above scenario actually happened -- ever felt the way I imagine?
I'm not saying it was his fault -- because it wasn't -- but still, it would probably be a regret a person lives with for the rest of their life -- the proverbial "I'm kicking myself" moment that can never be taken back.
Smith's encounter with that man on whom he pulled his gun was witnessed by a man who witnessed that same man shoot and kill JFK. See JFK PICKET FENCE DEAF-MAN HOFFMAN.
Smith was not the only policeman or deputy-sheriff to confront probable assassins that day. Two men were stopped by police coming out the back of the Texas School Book Depository building -- and they too flashed Secret Service badges and were not arrested. And a man found in the Dal-Tex building -- across the street from the Texas School Book Depository -- was stopped by a secruity guard and taken to police -- and then let go after flashing ID. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots coming from both those buildings -- and seeing men behind TSBD windows and the Dal-Tex fire-escape stairway. See OSWALD IN DOOR NOT 6TH FLOOR and DEDICATED TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY.
And, of course, there were the three "tramps" who'd been found hiding in a railway car -- all of whom were arrested and escorted by police to be interrogated at the station but never heard of again. See JFK PICKET FENCE TOWER-MAN BOWERS.
Another piece of valuable information brought out by Officer Smith in his Warren Commission testimony is that there was no reason for the motorcade to make the dangerous U-turn onto Elm Street to get to the Stemmons Freeway. The motorcade could have stayed on Main Street and merged under the Triple Underpass and onto the ramp leading to Stemmons Freeway. That was the original motorcade route planned by JFK's advance-men but it was changed, at the last moment, by planners in Dallas, which took JFK into a crossfire ambush.
Below I've transcribed excerpts and inserted images from various sources describing actions of police, sheriff, Secret Service, and FBI agents in Dealey Plaza that day -- including the story of police-man Joseph Smith.
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...S.M. Holland told counsel for the Warren Commission that when the shots were fired 'a puff of smoke came out about 6 or 8 feet above the ground right out from under those trees. And at just about this location from where I was standing you could see that puff of smoke'. In an affidavit signed on the day of the assassination, Holland said, 'I looked over toward the arcade and trees and saw a puff of smoke come from the trees'. He added that 'the puff of smoke I saw definitely came from behind the arcade through the trees'. [see JFK PICKET FENCE SIGNAL-MAN HOLLAND]
...Seven men on the overpass, perhaps eight, saw smoke behind the fence.... Although only the railroad employees observed smoke on the knoll, many other persons scattered throughout Dealey Plaza also placed the origin of the shots there. Persons standing in front of the Book Depository itself indicated that the shots did not come from that building.... Some of those standing in front of the fence indicated the knoll and excluded the Depository as a possible source of the shots..... Some witnesses near the Presidential limousine also identified the knoll as the source of the shots. Mary Woodward, an employee of THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, who witnessed the event from a location in front of and just to the left of the wooden fence, wrote that 'suddenly there was a horrible, ear-shattering noise coming from behind us and a little to the right'. Standing closer to the fence was Abraham Zapruder, an amateur photographer who took motion pictures of the assassination. A Secret Service interview report stated, 'According to Mr Zapruder, the position of the assassin was behind Mr Zapruder'. Some wintesses near the Presidential limousine also identified the knoll as the source of the shots. Jean Hill, a schoolteacher, said, 'I frankly thought they were coming from the knoll. I thought it was just people shooting from the knoll -- I did think there was more than one person shooting'.
The evidence of Bobby W Hargis, a Dallas motorcycle patrolman who was riding just to the left of and behind the limousine, lends support to the possibility that shots were fired from the front and right, the general direction of the grassy knoll: 'I had got splattered with blood -- I was just a little back and left of -- just a little bit back and left of Mrs Kennedy'.... He raced to the knoll: 'I ran up to this kind of a little wall, brick wall up there to see if I could get a better look on the bridge, and, of course, I was looking all around that place by that time.
A Dallas deputy sheriff, Harry Weatherford, thought that the shots emanated from the railroad yards behind the wooden fence. He filed a statement for his office on November 23 in which he said, 'I heard a loud report which I thought was a railroad torpedo, as it sounded as if it came from the railroad yard'. He recognized the remaining reports as rifle shots and 'by this time I was running towards the railroad yards where the sound seemed to come from.
Another deputy sheriff, J.L. Oxford, said that when he heard the shots, he ran across Dealey Plaza toward the knoll: 'When we got there, everyone was looking toward the railroad yards. We jumped the picket fence which runs along Elm Street and on over into the railroad yards. When we got over there, there was a man who told us that he had seen smoke up in the corner of the fence'. This man was not further identified by Oxford, and neither Oxford nor Weatherford was questioned by the Warren Commission or by counsel.
Forrest V Sorrels, the agent in charge of the Dallas office of the Secret Service, was riding in an automobile approximately five car lengths ahead of the Presidential limousine. When the shots were fired, Sorrels immediately looked up at the knoll on his right because 'the noise from the shots sounded like they may have come back up on the terrace there'. He testified that 'the reports seemed to be so loud, that it sounded like to me -- in other words, that was my first thought, somebody up on the terrace, and that is the reason I looked there'. Paul E Landis, Jr, another Secret Service agent, was standing on the right running board of the car immediately behind the Presidential limousine when the first shot was fired. 'My reaction at this time', Landis stated, 'was that the shot came from somewhere towards the front'.
Secret Service agents, Dallas police officers and Dallas County deputy sheriffs posted here and there around the plaza agreed that the shots seemed to have come from the knoll. Many officers said that as soon as the shots were fired they ran directly to the knoll and behind the wooden fence and began to search the area, some of them passing the Book Depository Building on the way. Lee Bowers testified that at least 50 law enforcement officers were engaged in searching the parking lot and the railroad yards behind the fence within minutes of the assassination; other eyewitnesses confirmed this estimate....[see JFK PICKET FENCE TOWER-MAN BOWERS]
Jesse E Curry, the Chief of Police, was driving the lead car.... Just after the shots were fired, with the underpass ahead and the Book Depository behind, Chief Curry said into the microphone of his radio transmitter, 'Get a man on top of that triple underpass and see what happened up there'. Sheriff J E Decker was riding in the rear seat of the lead car. Immediately after Curry's call, Decker gave the order to 'move all available men out of my office into the railroad yard to try to determine what happened in there'. Two hours later, Sheriff Decker's deputies still maintained an active 'command post' in the area behind the wooden fence. The Warren Commission apparently overlooked this fact to conclude that 'attention centered on the Texas School Book Depository Building' as the sole source of the shots 'within a few minutes'. Witnesses heard shots come from the knoll. Witnesses saw smoke on the knoll. One witness even smelled gunpowder behind the fence.
Patrolman J M Smith, who had been standing at the corner of Elm and Houston, in front of the Book Depository Building, said in a written report to Chief Curry, 'I heard the shots and thought they were coming from the bushes [at the wooden fence adjacent to the overpass]. Ronnie Dugger, editor of THE TEXAS OBSERVER, questioned Smith, and the officer told Dugger that he had gone directly to the area behind the fence. After his own on-the-spot investigation, Dugger observed, 'A man standing behind the fence, further shielded by cars in the parking lot behind him, might have had a clear shot at the President as his car began the run downhill on Elm Street toward the underpass'. Patrolman Smith ran into the area and, as he told Dugger, he 'caught the smell of gunpowder there' behind the wooden fence: 'I could tell it was in the air'.... When Smith was called before counsel for the Warren Commission to testify, he was not asked a single question about the fact that he had smelled gunpowder behind the fence although his statement to that effect had been quoted in the Texas publication....
Senator Ralph Yarborough also smelled gunpowder. While he awaited news of the President's condition at Parkland Hospital, he said, 'You could smell powder on our car nearly all the way here'. Dugger observed, 'Oswald and his rifle were reportedly six stories high and perhaps 75 yards behind the President's car at the time of the shooting. Yarborough was in the third car of the motorcade, with then Vice President and Mrs Johnson. Some officials questioned here in Dallas could not explain why Senator Yarborough would smell gunpowder.... Senator Yarborough was not called by the Warren Commission as a witness, nor was he questioned by counsel. Instead, the Commission secured from him a one-page affidavit, in which no reference was made to what he had said about smelling gunpowder. [See LBJ'S ORWELLIAN JFK FACECRIME]
There is some evidence to suggest that one or more shots may have been fired from the Book Depository, as the Warren Commission maintained. It is considerably less compelling than the evidence suggesting that shots came from behind the fence. To contend, however, that shots came from the knoll is not to say that no shots were fired from elsewhere....
...One of the most puzzling aspects of the post-assassination confusion involves encounters between Dealey Plaza witnesses and "Secret Service" agents. The most noted incident of this type was recounted by Dallas policeman Joe M Smith. Smith had run into the parking lot atop the Grassy Knoll after a woman told him, "They're shooting the President from the bushes!". While searching through the parked cars, he encountered a man who displayed Secret Service identification. Smith told author Anthony Summers:
The man, this character, produces credentials from his pocket which showed him to be Secret Service. I have seen those credentials before, and they satisifed me. So I immediately accepted that and let him go and continued our search around the cars.
...In retrospect, Smith doubted the legitimacy of the man he encountered. In 1963 Secret Service agents, like their FBI counterparts, wore crewcuts, dark suits, and narrow ties. Smith described the man thusly:
He looked like an auto mechanic. He had on a sports shirt and sports pants. But he had dirty fingernails, it looked like, and hands that looked like auto mechanic's hands. And, afterwards, it didn't ring true for the Secret Service. At the time we were so pressed for time and we were searching. And he had produced correct identification and we just overlooked the thing. I should have checked the man closer, but at the time, I didn't snap to it...
Dallas police sergeant D.V. Harkness also encountered Secret Service men where none officially were supposed to be. Harkness told the Warren Commission that he ran to the rear of the Texas School Book Depository moments after the shooting and "there were some Secret Service agents there". Harkness told a Warren Commission lawyer: "Didn't get them identified. They told me they are Secret Service"....
It has subsequently been asserted by the Secret Service that none of their agents on duty that day were anywhere near Dealey Plaza, either before or just after the assassination.... Dallas Secret Service agent-in-charge Forrest V Sorrels was the only Secret Service agent to return to the scene of the assassination within an hour or so. Sorrels said he walked through a rear door of the Texas School Book Depository without showing any identification. His arrival was too late to have been that of one of the men encountered by Harkness. In 1978, Sorrels, then retired, was asked by a Dallas newsman to comment on the stories of bogus Secret Service agents in Dealey Plaza. Sorrels said: "I'm not answering any questions about this thing. I gave all my testimony in Washington and I don't put out anything else. As far as I'm concerned, that's a closed incident"....
...During a single two-day period, an almost unbelievable web of intrique tangled itself around Patrolman Roy Vaughn. The web began to form moments after the crack of shots in Dealey Plaza, when Vaughn rushed to the scene of JFK's assassination in time to confront a wild assortment of suspects -- only to learn later that every one of them had been allowed to walk away.
On the Friday morning that President Kennedy came to Dallas, Roy Vaughn had been a member of the Dallas Police Department for slightly more than five years.... Seconds after shots were fired at the presidential motorcade just before 12:30 PM that day, Vaughn's patrol unit was among a flood of police cars that converged on Dealey Plaza from all directions in response to an urgent order from headquarters.... He parked his car beside the Texas School Book Depository and was first ordered to take up a position between the depository and the Dal-Tex Building just across Houston Street to the east and stand guard -- against what, he didn't know....
"A security guard brought this man out of the Dal-Tex building and led him over to me", Vaughn recalls. "He said he had found him on an upper floor of the building where he had no business being and that he had no explanation for what he was doing there. The man was very well dressed. He had on a narrow-brimmed derby hat and expensive clothes.... Anyway, I glanced at his ID -- I can't remember for the life of me what his name was -- and turned him over to some other officers to take to the sheriff's office. He was released after a few minutes, and as far as I know, nobody has the slightest idea who he was or why he was there"...
"Not long after the security guard brought out the well-dressed guy in the derby, somebody came running out of the railroad yards and said he had a report of three or four men jumping into a boxcar down under the Houston Street viaduct", Vaughn recalls. "It was a long way, but five or six of us ran down there and the guy pointed out the boxcar to us. I climbed up a ladder on the side of the car, looked down inside, and there these three guys were. I drew my pistol and threw down on them and told them to come out with their hands up....
The young patrolman had just arrested the legendary "three tramps" whose identities have never been fully established.... For many years it was believed that all three of the "tramps" were released that day without ever being seriously questioned or their identities determined..... The really odd part, in Vaughn's judgement is that the three men were taken all the way to the police station at all, which is six or seven blocks away from Dealey Plaza. The vast majority of witnesses, suspicious persons, and others questioned by authorities that day were taken to the sheriff's office, which was in the Criminal Courts Building overlooking the plaza and much more convenient. "I never knew until very recently that those men had allegedly been taken to the police department", Vaughn says. "By the time we got them out of that boxcar, I was frankly worn out from running all the way down there, and I turned them over to two other police officers, Billy Bass and Marvin Wise, to be taken back for questioning. The rest of us wanted to catch our breath and then rode on a caboose back up toward the School Book Depository"....
Vaughn recalls that the "tramps" were noticeably different in appearance from the usual hobos and derelicts that frequented the railroad yards and sought shelter -- as homeless people still do -- beneath the bridges and viaducts in the area. "The guys in the boxcar weren't filthy-dirty like most of the ordinary bums you'd see down there", he says. "Their clothes were reasonably clean and, although they weren't clean-shaven, they didn't have heavy growths of beard, either. There was no evidence that they had been drinking. They were definitely not run-of-the-mill winos". Asked if he believes that these men may have had something to do with the assassination of the president, Vaughn can only frown and shake his head. "I don't know", he says. "I just don't know"....
~ end quoting Breaking Silence by Sloan ~
WARREN COMMISSION TESTIMONY
Police Officer Joe Marshall Smith, July 23, 1964
...I was born on May 1, 1932 in Keburg, Texas.... I went to grade school in Seagoville up to the second grade. Then I went to Houston, Texas, and finished elementary school there, and then to junior high school, and through high school in Houston, Texas. Then I went into the U.S. Navy.... I have been with the Dallas Police Department for nearly 8 years working basically as a uniformed officer, patrolman. I was in radio patrol 3 1/2 years. Then I went to traffic division point control, and that is what I am doing presently.... At approximately 8:45 or 9 o'clock that morning, November 22, we made detail, and Captain Lawrence gave us the instructions that we were to, of course, hold the traffic up when the motorcade came through, and to assist in the crowd control, and be specifically on the lookout for anyone throwing anything from the crowd. That is about all I remember....
There was quite a few officers there. I don't know how many were there, but nearly the whole traffic department was there.... There were some broken down instructions that some of the men had to stay over to get different detail aimed to them, but that was my instructions.... The instructions were delivered orally.... Yes, men from the department were assigned all along the motorcade route from the airport into downtown Dallas.... I don't remember any specific instructions about scanning buildings -- it is more or less the general thing to do. I mean, just police the area....
I proceeded to the intersection of Elm and Houston.... I had my back to the Texas School Book Depository Building.... I was facing traffic that was coming down Elm Street toward the triple underpass toward the intersection of Houston Street -- so had no opportunity to scan the windows of the Texas School Book Depository Building at all... We didn't have any trouble with the crowd at that particular intersection. They stayed back pretty well as they were told, and I got all the cars stopped, so I thought we had it made....
Yes, while I was standing there the motorcade went by.... Then I heard the shots.... And this woman came up to me and she was just in hysterics. She told me, "They are shooting the President from the bushes". So I immediately proceeded up there.... There is a parking lot in behind the grassy area back from Elm Street toward the railroad tracks.... Of course, I wasn't alone. There was some deputy sheriff with me, and I believe one Secret Service man when I got there.... I pulled my pistol from my holster, and I thought, this is silly, I don't know who I am looking for, and I put it back. Just as I did, he showed me that he was a Secret Service agent.... He saw me coming with my pistol and right away he showed me who he was.... No, I don't remember who it was -- because then we started checking the cars. In fact, I was checking the bushes, and I went through the cars, and I started over here in this particular section -- down toward the railroad tracks where they go over the Triple Underpass.... I remained down in that area I would say approximately 15 to 20 minutes.... Yes, searching through automobiles and searching the general area in the parking lot back there....
After I had searched this area, I don't remember whether this was a deputy sheriff -- I don't know his name -- he was in civilian clothes -- he said they came from the building [Texas School Book Depository] up there. And by that time, of course, all the police around there sealed the building off, and I went to the front door on the, well, you might say, the Houston Street side. I and Barnett, and we sealed the front door and didn't let anyone in or out until he was passed by the chief.... I went back to the building -- I believe it was Sergeant Howard who gave the instructions to go to the front door of that building -- Sergeant Howard or Sergeant Harkness.... Wait -- let's strike that. No; it wasn't. It was [Deputy] Chief Lumpkin gave us the direct order, I and Barnett, not to let anyone in or out of that building; that's right -- Deputy Chief Lumpkin.... I started back up here to the building, and we were just about at the front door when he contacted me and Barnett then.... It must have been about 1. It was after I o'clock. I don't remember; no.... We remained there at the front door until about 2:30.... Well, now, we let police officers in, of course, and firemen -- there was something on that they had to get some -- what was that, I don't recall what it was that they come in there for now.... Yes, they came back to the front door.... No I don't know about Secret Service.... Yes, I saw Agent Sorrels, the agent in charge of the Dallas office of the Secret Service -- I saw him a few minutes, but I don't know him personally... No, I didn't at any time see Lee Harvey Oswald come in or out of the building, or in the area at all.... Yes, there were FBI agents.... Yes, I let them go in.... No, I don't remember any of their names.... No, I don't remember who finally relieved me from that duty post -- I don't recall who the officer was.... The Salvation Army had some coffee and I had a cup of coffee and proceeded on back to the Mercantile Bank. I had an extra job there that evening....
Yes, I know Officer Tippit remotely. I didn't know him real well. Just knew him when I saw him.... I first heard about Oswald's capture -- it was after I left my post -- in fact, just before I got off from working at the bank. Just before 6 o'clock. A squad of detectives, I don't recall their names, but they told me they got a man over at the Texas Theatre that they thought might have been the one....
Yes, I am familiar with the traffic patterns on these three streets here, Commerce, Main, and Elm Streets, as they go down under the Triple Underpass.... Yes, the motorcade came down Main Street from the east to intersection of Main Street and Houston then headed west on Main.... Yes, it turned right on Houston Street and then turned left on Elm and was headed toward the Triple Underpass when the assassination occurred.... No, I don't know what would have prevented the motorcade from going directly down Main Street under the Triple Underpass.... Yes, it could have gone straight down Main Street and gotten onto Stemmons Freeway -- where the three streets go under the Triple Overpass.... Yes, it could have actually gone off to the right and crossed over Elm Street if it had been on Main Street and gone under the triple underpass. They merge -- they all merge together down there... Yes, as far as I know, there was no reason why the motorcade couldn't have gone straight down Main Street and gone on to the Stemmons Freeway headed for the Trade Mart...
~ end quoting Joseph Smith Warren Commission Testimony, July 23, 1964 ~
watch Ed Hoffman Seminar, January 15, 2001 (...at 8:25 into clip Hoffman pantomines picket-fence-shooter in business suit being confronted by a police officer pointing a gun and telling him to raise his hands, then showing identification and police officer lowers gun and lets him go...), YouTube
LBJ'S ORWELLIAN JFK FACECRIME and LBJ RATTLESNAKE STRUCK JFK
OSWALD IN DOOR NOT SIXTH FLOOR and PHOTOS PROVE OSWALD INNOCENT and OSWALD IN DOORWAY NOT LOVELADY
watch JFK assassination witness Arnold Rowland describes seeing a gunman at a different window, YouTube (At 12:15 pm Rowland saw a man with a "high-powered rifle" standing about five feet from the south-west corner window, on the other side of the building from the "sniper's nest" where it was argued Lee Harvey Oswald fired his rifle. He told the Warren Commission: "I noticed on the sixth floor of the building that there was a man back from the window, not hanging out the window. He was standing and holding a rifle, This appeared to me to be a fairly high-powered rifle because of the scope and the relative proportion of the scope to the rifle..." Later, Rowland saw another man with a rifle at the "east end of the building, the one that they said the shots were fired from". He added that the man was black, about 55 years old, practically bald and very thin....)
watch Police Officer Seymour Weitzman found rifle on 6th Floor TSBD, YouTube (identified the rifle as a German Mauser, later said he made a mistake...it was an Italian Mannlicher Carcano...)
see signed affidavit: Police Officer Seymour Weitzman Affidavit November 23, 1963 (...We were in the northwest corner of the 6th floor when deputy-sheriff Boone and myself spotted the rifle about the same time. The rifle was a 7.65 Mauser bolt-action equipped with a 4/18 scope, a thick leather brownish-black sling on it. The rifle was between some boxes near the stairway. The time the rifle was found was 1:22pm...)
Police Officer Seymour Weitzman Warren Commission testimony (...There was something red in the street and I went back over the wall and somebody brought me a piece of what he thought to be a firecracker and it turned out to be, I believe, I wouldn't quote this, but I turned it over to one of the Secret Service men and I told them it should go to the lab because it looked to me like human bone. I later found out it was supposedly a portion of the President's skull....As the President's car was going off, it would be on the left-hand side of the street. It would be the south side of the street...on the street itself...on the pavement....8 to 12 inches from the curb... After that, we entered the building and started to search floor to floor...)
Seymour Weitzman, Dallas Police Officer, Spartacus (Seymour Weitzman was born in Dallas, Texas. During the Second World War he served in the United States Air Force (USAAF) but he was shot down and became a prisoner of war in Japan. Weitzman graduated from Indiana Engineering School in 1945. He returned to Dallas and was district supervisor and manager for Holly's Dress Shops for 15 years. In 1960 Weitzman began work for the Dallas Police Department. On 22nd November, 1963, Weitzman and Roger Craig discovered the rifle on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. He initially described it as a 7.65 Mauser. Later he changed his mind and said it was a Mannlicher-Carcano. Weitzman later gave evidence to the Warren Commission, and the CBS: The Warren Report.)
watch JFK assassination deputy-sheriff Roger Craig tells all (Roger Craig was a real American hero. He told the truth regardless of several murder attemps on his life. In the end, however, America's evil government had him murdered. This is his unique story), YouTube, re-uploaded January 2016)
...I was standing in front of the Sheriff's Office which at that time was at 505 Main Street, directly in front of the front door. We had to wait about 15 minutes before the motorcade arrived... The President came by and they made the right turn onto Houston street. And a few seconds later, give 'em time to get to Elm Street and make a left, I heard what I called a report, a gunshot, and I said...oh my God, and I turned and started toward Houston Street, running just as hard as I could. Probably 15 steps from Houston Street. Before I reached Houston, I heard 2 more reports.... Well, there was a Dallas police officer running up the Grassy Knoll to the picket fence. The motorcade had left by then, and I immeediately assumed that he knew soemthing about the shots or he wouldn't have been headed for the picket fence. So I followed him.... At that time I didn't know the President had been shot. People were mentioning the President was shot, that a Secret Service agent was shot -- there were stories flying all over. But my interest was to get beind that picket fence because that was where that Dallas police officer was headed. He was in the motorcade -- he was a motorcycle, a traffic officer. I worked in that area for probably 7-8 minutes...until I ran into Mr & Mrs Arnold Rowland. Mr Rowland told me that 15 minutes before the motorcade arrived he saw two men on the 6th floor of the Texas School Book Depository. One was a white male in the east corner of the sixth floor with a rifle. The other one was a coloured male at the west end of the 6th floor pacing back and forth....
DEDICATED TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY, by Roger Craig (...Officer Craig was on duty at the JFK assassination and was one of the first officers in the Texas School Book Depository; his account of what happened at Dealey Plaza is slightly different to the story we are being told; Craig's claims are backed up by news crew footage that was shot and broadcast live at the time and has never been seen since, mainly because of the fact that it shows you the second and REAL gun that was fired at JFK.... At 12:40 or 12:45pm Craig witnessed Oswald running down the slope from in front of the Texas School Book Depository and get into a light-coloured Rambler station wagon that had pulled over to the curb on Elm Street....)
The Search for Lee Harvey Oswald, A Comprehensive Photographic Record, by Robert J Groden
The Killing of a President: The Complete Photographic Record of the JFK Assassination, The Conspiracy, and the Cover-Up, by Robert J Groden
JFK mementos for sale: Piece of grassy knoll picket fence, FortWorthStarTelegram, Nov 24, 2016
It has been 53 years since President John F Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas. Mementos from that day in 1963 remain -- and some are now on the auction block from various sellers. But they won't come cheap.... There's a metal post from the fence on the grassy knoll, with a starting bid of $23,500. The description of the item, up for sale on eBay, says that this fence post "is the very same one that was standing at almost the exact position from where the United States House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations concluded it to be probable that someone fired a rifle from behind the Fence on the grassy knoll at President John F Kennedy on that fateful day in Dallas some 53 years ago". This post -- part of the stockade style picket fence built on the grassy knoll in the 1950s -- was about seven feet, 10 inches west of the corner of the fence that day. The starting bid for the fence post is listed at $23,500. Bidding ends Sunday...
DEDICATED TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY
JFK assassin picket fence post auctioned
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