DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police will wear a commemorative badge in November to pay tribute to a patrolman shot dead after stopping alleged Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
The badge will be offered to current and "honorably retired" officers for $70 each. Part of the proceeds will benefit the local Assist the Officer Foundation.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown has agreed to permit officers to wear the badges in November. That's when Dallas will be observing the 50th anniversary of the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of President John F. Kennedy in a motorcade in downtown Dallas.
Patrolman J.D. Tippit was shot and killed about 45 minutes after the assassination when he stopped Oswald, who was on foot near an intersection in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas.