Oral History

W. E. “Rusty” Robbins

A Dallas police officer for more than three decades, Robbins was assigned crowd control on Main Street during the presidential motorcade and took a White House Communications Agency official to Dallas Love Field following the assassination. He was later assigned guard duty outside the morgue at Parkland Memorial Hospital following the death of Lee Harvey Oswald. An acquaintance of Jack Ruby, Robbins visited the Carousel Club on several occasions. Recorded September 5, 2003, January 9, 2015, October 26, 2016, and May 13, 2019.