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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XII - Page 171« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Buford Lee Beaty)

Testimony of Alvin R. Brock

Mr. Beaty.
The testimony of Alvin R. Brock was taken at 9:30 p.m., on March 26, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Leon D. Hubert, Jr., assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. Hubert.
This is the deposition of Mr. Alvin R. Brock, the patrolman, Dallas police department. Mr. Brock, my name is Leon Hubert, I am a member of the advisory staff of the general counsel of the President's Commission. Under the provisions of the Executive Order 11130, dated November 29, 1963, joint resolution of Congress 137, and the rules of procedure adopted by the Commission in conformance with that Executive order and that joint resolution, I have been authorized to take a sworn deposition from you, Mr. Brock. I state to you that the general nature of the Commission's inquiry is to ascertain, evaluate, and report on the facts relating to the assassination of President Kennedy and the subsequent violent death of Lee Harvey Oswald. In particular, as to you Mr. Brock, the nature of the inquiry is to determine what facts you know about the death of Oswald and any other pertinent facts you may know about the general inquiry. Now, Mr. Brock, you have appeared here today by virtue of a general request made by J. Lee Rankin, general counsel of the President's Commission, to Chief Curry, asking him to make his men available. Under the rules adopted by the Commission you are entitled to 3-day written notice prior to the taking of this deposition, but the rules also provide that a witness may waive the 3-day written notice if he wishes to do so.

And now I ask you if you are willing to waive the 3-day notice?
Mr. Brock.
Yes.
Mr. Hubert.
Will you stand then and raise your right hand so that I may swear you ? Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Mr. Brock.
I do.
Mr. Hubert.
Please state your name?
Mr. Brock.
Alvin R. Brock.
Mr. Hubert.
Your age?
Mr. Brock.
Twenty-five.
Mr. Hubert.
Where do you reside?
Mr. Brock.
207 East Place, Ennis, Tex.
Mr. Hubert.
What is your employment?
Mr. Brock.
Patrolman, for the city of Dallas, police department.
Mr. Hubert.
How long have you been on the Dallas police department?
Mr. Brock.
Three and a half years.
Mr. Hubert.
Prior to that time, how did you make your living?
Mr. Brock.
Worked as assembler in aircraft.
Mr. Hubert.
Assembler--aircraft--what?
Mr. Brock.
As an assembler of aircrafts.
Mr. Hubert.
How long did you work at that?
Mr. Brock.
Once I worked for approximately a year, 10 months, Temco, and before that approximately a year and a half at Chance Vought.
Mr. Hubert.
I guess prior to that you were going to school?
Mr. Brock.
Prior to that I worked at Lone Star Gas for approximately a year, and high school before that.
Mr. Hubert.
You graduated from high school?
Mr. Brook.
Yes, air.
Mr. Hubert.
Now, what particular part of the police department are you in?
Mr. Brook.
Radio patrol.
Mr. Hubert.
That is under what captain?
Mr. Brock.
I work for Captain Talbert.
Mr. Hubert.
Cecil Talbert?
Mr. Brock.
I don't know his first name.
Mr. Hubert.
Cecil Talbert. And are you in one of the prowl cars?
Mr. Brock.
Yes, sir.
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