J. W. Foster
OCCUPATION :
Dallas Police Officer
LOCATION :
Railroad Overpass
SOURCE OF SHOTS :
Book Depository
NUMBER OF SHOTS :
3
STATEMENT: December 4, 1963.
22H605  
I then observed some officers running toward the building on the Northeast corner of Elm and Houston. I immediately ran towards the same building and assisted in blocking off the building.
FBI REPORT: March 25, 1964.
CD897  
Patrolman Foster heard a noise that sounded like a large firecracker. He stated his attention was directed to President Kennedy and he realized something was wrong because of the movement of the President. Another report was heard by Patrolman Foster and at about the same time the report was heard, he observed the Presidentís head appear to explode and immediately thereafter, he heard a third report which he knew as a shot. Patrolman Foster stated that because of the distanced from the place where the shot appeared to come from, he felt the third shot struck President Kennedy as he heard the sound of the second shot that was fired. He stated the shots sounded as if they came from the direction of the Texas School Book Depository building.
DEPOSITION: April 9, 1964.
6H251  
It came from back in toward the corner of Elm and Houston streets. [Foster discovered a bullet mark on concrete surrounding manhole cover. [6H252]