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Dallas Police Memorial

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2001, Edward Baum and John Maruszczak, artists; Oglesby Greene. Young St. at S. Akard St.

Honoring police officer J. D. Tippit, killed by Lee Harvey Oswald shortly after the Kennedy assassination, and other officers killed in the line of duty, the memorial slices into the turf on a triangular park west of the city hall plaza. A long, angled, floating tablet with officers’ names and badge numbers rises from the earth, a sunken-and-resurrecting form reminiscent of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1982, Maya Lin) in Washington, D.C. A second bar dramatically elevated overhead on nine slender round posts is perforated with the officers’ badge numbers, casting illuminated shadows on the lower tablet.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Dallas Police Memorial", [Dallas, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 146-146.

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