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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. XV - Page 450« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Kenneth Lawry Dowe)

Mr. Griffin.
will show all the corrections that we have talked about here, and that is what we were trying to do, is get that into the record. Let me ask then, if you will, if you are satisfied that other than what you have pointed out as being incorrect, that this is an accurate report of what you told them, I will ask you to sign.
Mr. Hansen.
I think it is pretty accurate. Where do you want me to sign it?
Mr. Griffin.
Sign it up where I have marked it, anywhere in a conspicous place.
Mr. Hansen.
Sign this Timothy? Occasionally people call me Tim, but I don't know where he got Timothy. It is plain T-i-m.
Mr. Griffin.
Let's cross that out.
Mr. Hansen.
Let me ask you, do the other policemen sign these things?
Mr. Griffin.
Yes. If you don't want to, it is simply a formality that we go through, and if you would prefer not to sign--
Mr. Hansen.
Have any of the rest of them preferred not to?
Mr. Griffin.
No; there haven't been any that declined to.
Mr. Hansen.
I have no reason not to sign. I will put it that way.
Mr. Griffin.
The only reason we are doing is to establish for people later on.
Mr. Hansen.
You want me to sign each page?
Mr. Griffin.
If you will, just initial the other sheets. We are simply trying to establish for our own record that the documents that we have been talking about is actually the document that winds up in the record.
Mr. Hansen.
I have helped you as much as I possibly can, and I was figuring you would call me up and were going to ask me about the parade, and all I can tell you is, I saw that the parade got through and he didn't get hurt, and I believe it would have broke my heart if something had happened to him, because I never was so glad. It is just like a man took a hundred pounds off his back. And before he got there, of course, people ran and I was sweating blood, and I was afraid of something, but when he got through there, it was just like somebody took a heavy load off you.
And when I heard about what happened, I couldn't believe it. I couldn't, like everybody else, A man came from the stock exchange and whispered in my ear, and I knew he was either drunk or lying, and I knew he didn't drink. But I realized then, I began to--I guess you have a dull feeling in your mind that you realize the President had been shot.
Then when you put the two together and hear all the sirens, you knew it actually happened. A policeman-- because he's got an instinct about it. The first siren I heard, I said, "Well, that is bad, but I saw one on Akard and a man don't drive that way unless he is going to another officer or something real bad. I had a bad feeling, or actually I didn't think--I thought somebody may have tried something, and it never entered my mind that he actually had been hurt.
Then when that fellow told me, it was awful. I never will forget that day. I never saw people look like that, walking around like a bunch of mummies. It is hard to even talk about it now.
Mr. Griffin.
Officer, I appreciate your taking all this time.
Mr. Hansen.
I hope I have helped you, and if I can do anything else for you, let me know.

Dave L. Miller
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Testimony of Dave L. Miller

The testimony of Dave L. Miller was taken at 8:50 a.m., on July 25, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Burt W. Griffin, assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. Griffin.
I will introduce myself again. My name is Burt Griffin, and I am a member of the general counsel's staff of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy.
We have a routine procedure before we actually take the testimony, of explaining to the witness a little bit about what the Commission is attempting to do.
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