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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. VI - Page 289« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of Lee E. , Jr. Bowers)

Mr. Ball.
Mr. BOWERS. Yes; I believe that I have related everything which I have told the city police, and also told to the FBI.
Mr. BALL. And everything you told me before we started taking the deposition?
Mr. Bowers.
To my knowledge I can remember nothing else.
Mr. Ball.
Now, this will be reduced to writing, and you can sign it, look it over and sign it, or waive your signature if you wish. What do you wish?
Mr. Bowers.
I have no reason to sign it unless you want me to.
Mr. Ball.
Would you just as leave waive the signature?

Testimony of B.j. Martin

Mr. Bowers.
Fine.
Mr. BALL. Then we thank you very much.
B. J. Martin
TESTIMONY OF B.J. MARTIN
Mr. Bowers.
The testimony of B. J. Martin was taken at 10:10 a.m., on April 3, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex., by Mr. Joseph A. Ball, assistant counsel of the President's Commission.
Mr. Ball.
Will you stand up, please, and be sworn?

Do you solemnly swear that the testimony you are about to give before this Commission shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God ?
Mr. Martin.
I do.
Mr. Ball.
Will you state you name, please?
Mr. Martin.
B. J. Martin.
Mr. Ball.
And what is your residence address
Mr. Martin.
11830 Flamingo Lane, Dallas
Mr. Ball.
What is your occupation?
Mr. Martin.
I am a police officer.
Mr. Ball.
With the Dallas Police Department?
Mr. Martin.
Yes.
Mr. Ball.
How long have you been with the Police Department?
Mr. Martin.
It will be 11 years in June.
Mr. BALL. Tell me something about yourself, when you were born and where you were raised and where you went to school?
Mr. MARTIN. I was born in Maud, Okla., Seminole County--went to school--high school at Maud, Okla., and entered the Navy in 1948, from there and was discharged in 1952 and lived at Compton, Okla., for approximately a year, and then returned to Dallas and was employed in the Police Department in June 1953.
Mr. Ball.
And were you employed as a motorcycle officer at that time?

Mr. MARTIN. No, sir; I was employed as an apprentice policeman and worked in the radio patrol division.
Mr. Ball.
You are not a motorcycleman?
Mr. Martin.
Yes.
Mr. Ball.
How long have you been a motorcycle officer?
Mr. Martin.
Let's see, 8 years in January.
Mr. Ball.
On November 22, 1963, did you have some special assignment?
Mr. Martin.
Yes, sir; I was assigned to the motorcade of President Kennedy.
Mr. Ball.
And you went out to Love Field, did you ?
Mr. Martin.
Yes,-sir; we made detail about 7 o'clock that morning and was assigned, I don't recall now just what time it was about 30 minutes before his plane was to arrive at Love Field.
Mr. Ball.
And in the motorcade what was your position?

Mr. MARTIN. I was assigned to ride on the left-hand rear side of President Kennedy.
Mr. BALL. And were you riding alone there, or was another officer riding with you?
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