DALLAS (AP) - The last remaining police officer who was on the
Dallas force when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated is
Sgt. Graham Pierce is retiring today after 45 years on the
department. Pierce wasn't involved in arrests, crowd control or
anything else related to Kennedy's slaying in 1963. As a rookie
working the graveyard shift he was fast asleep at the time.
Pierce's retirement comes a week after the death of Paul
Bentley, who helped arrest Lee Harvey Oswald at the Texas Theater.
The ex-officer died at his Dallas home of natural causes.
Kennedy was shot as his motorcade wound through Dallas. He was
the youngest man elected president and the was the youngest to die.
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