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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XII - Page 341« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Rio S. Pierce)

Mr. Hubert.
Smith of you, Rio Pierce, on December 2, 1963. Now, I ask you if you have had an opportunity to look at these documents?
Lieutenant PIERCE. Yes, sir.
Mr.. HUBERT. Are those documents correct and true?
Lieutenant PIERCE. To the best of my knowledge, they are.
Mr. Hubert.
Are there any omissions of a material nature?
Lieutenant PIERCE. I don't recall any.
Mr. Hubert.
Anything you would like to delete as not being the truth, or add because it has been omitted?
Lieutenant PIERCE No; I don't see anything in there that I would care to change.
Mr. Hubert.
As far as you know, this represents the truth as you know it?
Lieutenant PIERCE. Yes, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
Now, Maxey was in your car, was he not?
Lieutenant PIERCE. Yes, sir.
Mr. Hubert.
Was he in the rear?
Lieutenant PIERCE. Yes.
Mr. Hubert.
Did he ever talk to you about having seen Daniels at the exit? N. J. Daniels?
Lieutenant PIERCE. You mean since then?
Mr. Hubert.
Well, since the day you drove out of there. In other words, have you and Maxey ever, at all, conversed about whether he, Maxey, saw Daniels?
Lieutenant PIERCE. It is possible. I don't recall. People talk about a lot of things since then.
Mr. Hubert.
Now, there has been no interview between you and any member of the Commission's staff before this deposition today, has there?
Lieutenant PIERCE. No.
Mr. Hubert.
Anything else you want to say or add or change?
Lieutenant PIERCE. I don't know of a thing.
Mr. Hubert.
Thank you very much, sir.

Sgt. James A. Putman

Testimony of Sgt. A. Putnam James

The testimony of Sgt. James A. Putnam was taken at 10:05 p.m., on March 24, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Street, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Leon D. Hubert, Jr., assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. Hubert.
All right. This is the deposition of Sgt. James A. Putnam, Dallas Police Department. Sergeant Putnam, my name is Leon Hubert, Jr., I am a member of the advisory staff of the general counsel on the President's Commission. Under the provisions of the Executive Order 11130, dated November 29, 1963, by President of the United States, the Joint resolution of Congress No. 137 and the rules of procedure adopted by the President's Commission in conformance with the Executive order and the joint resolution, I have been authorized to take a sworn deposition from you, Mr. Putnam. I state to you now that the general nature of the Commission's inquiry is to ascertain, evaluate, and report upon the facts relating to the assassination of President Kennedy and the subsequent violent death of Lee Harvey Oswald. In particular to you, Sergeant Putnam, the nature of this inquiry tonight is to determine what facts you know about the death of Oswald and any other pertinent facts you know, now, about the general inquiry.
Sergeant Putnam, you have appeared by virtue of a general request made to Chief Curry by .the general counsel of the staff of the President's Commission, Mr. J. Lee Rankin. Under the rules adopted by the Commission you are entitled to a 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. Now, I'll ask you if you are willing to waive that 3-day written notice?
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