Oral History

John Chism

A Dallas police patrolman in 1963, Chism was assigned to the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Lemmon Avenue during the presidential motorcade. Later, he was taking a robbery victim’s statement in the emergency room of Parkland Memorial Hospital when the president arrived. Chism was briefly inside Trauma Room One and offered assistance to nurses, Secret Service agents, and other officials. Recorded February 12, 2008.