VOLUNTARY STATEMENT. Not Under Arrest Form No. 86

Before me, the undersigned authority, on this the 22nd day of November A.D. 1963 personally appeared Barbara Walker Rowland, Address: 3026 Haggerly [sp?] St., Dallas, Texas, Age 17, DOB: 4-3-46, Phone No. FE 7 1861, POB: Grand Prairie, Texas.
Deposes and says:

My husband, Arnold Rowland[,] and I came to downtown Dallas today at approximately 12:10 PM to see the President in the motorcade. We are both students at Adamson High School, but my husband has been ill and neither of us went to school today in order to see the President. We had taken a position at the side entrance of the Sheriff's Office on Houston Street and were standing there talking. We talked about security measures for the President and had talked about the recent affair with Mr. Stevenson. Arnold told me to look up at the building which was the Texas Book Depository at two adjoining open windows, that there was a man up there holding a rifle and he must be a secret service man [sic]. I looked up and Arnold told me he had moved back, but I didn't see anything because I am very nearsighted and I didn't have my glasses on. We didn't think anything more of this and in about 15 minutes the President passed where we were standing and turned left onto Elm Street and started down towards the underpass when I heard a report and thought it was a backfire[,] then in a few seconds another report sounded and in another few seconds[,] the third report. We started running towards Elm Street and that is all I know.

/s/ Mrs. Barbara Rowland

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this the 22nd day of Nov A. D. 1963

/s/ Rosemary Allen
Notary Public, Dallas County, Texas

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