Oral History

Rio Sam Pierce

A Dallas police officer for twenty-seven years, Pierce was in charge of basement security on the day of Lee Harvey Oswald’s scheduled transfer to the Dallas County Jail. Pierce drove his vehicle up the Main Street ramp at the same time that some believe Jack Ruby gained access to the basement. Recorded on November 6, 2002, September 27, 2011, and March 1, 2014.

Mr. Pierce passed away on December 23, 2015.