Local FBI agent tells all

Created date

April 26th, 2010

Most Americans remember where they were on November 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Tex. [caption id="attachment_11590" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Tallgrass Creek resident and former FBI agent Jim Graham reviews the many newspaper clippings his wife, Marlene, saved that outlined his career. (Photo by Mary Bush)"]Tallgrass Creek. I was connected to the highway patrol s radio, and the news came over the air. Two days later, Jack Ruby murdered Kennedy s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Graham found himself in Dallas along with hundreds of other law enforcement representatives, investigating the astonishing turn of events. Graham recounted those highlights and more to about 100 Tallgrass Creek residents during one of the community s recent Tell Your Story presentations. Held the fourth Monday of each month, the event features different staff members or residents who have had unique experiences. On this afternoon, Graham explained that after the assassination, he spent a month in Dallas pursuing thousands of leads that might link to Oswald. That information eventually became part of the Warren Commission s report, the 880-page investigation of the Kennedy assassination. Graham re-mains a firm believer there was no conspiracy to kill Kennedy. [caption id="attachment_11591" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Above: President Kennedy and wife, Jacqueline, in Dallas. Below: The bullet that caused the nonlethal wounds of President Kennedy and the wounds of Governor Connally. (Walt Cisco, Dallas Morning News; Penn Jones Jr. Collection, W. R. Poage Legislative Library. Baylor University)"]Tallgrass Creek sLifelong Learning Series, which selects speakers for the Tell Your Story presentations. You could almost write a book about it.