Did Tippit make a cryptic remark to his son Allan the morning of the assassination?
No. This is a well-worn rumor that first began circulating in the mid-seventies. Conspiracy theorists claim that on the morning of the assassination, J.D. hugged his oldest son Allan and said, “No matter what happens today, I want you to know that I love you.” Theorists claim that such overt signs of affection toward his son were uncharacteristic of Tippit and that the alleged statement was some sort of cryptic remark that suggested J.D.’s foreknowledge of the events of November 22, 1963. In fact, Allan Tippit re-affirmed in 2004 that the alleged conversation never took place. Did Dallas police find Oswald’s wallet at the Tippit murder scene? No. I first wrote about this allegation in my 1998 book With Malice: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Murder of Officer J.D. Tippit. The story has since been distorted by conspiracy theorists peddling the theory that Oswald was framed for the Tippit murder by unseen forces. While my investigation into the allegation that Oswald’s wallet was found at the