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 John Stevens Rutter Lawrence Address 709 Devonshire, Richardson, Texas, DOB: 5-21-40, POB: Oak Park, Ill. Age 23,

Deposes and says:

Today at about 11:45AM me and Phil Hathaway and two other fellows left the Texaco Building, where we all work together, to go see the parade and President Kennedy. In just a few minutes after we got out on the street and walking down Akard, Phil called my attention a big man and said he was carrying a rifle. I looked and saw the man but due to a big rush of noontime people, I did not see the rifle. I took particular attention to him because of his size. I was walking with my friend Phil Hathaway who is 6'5" and this man was fairly close to his size, maybe a little taller, he was thick chested and big through the shoulders, maybe 250 pounds or more, but not fat, he gave me the impression of perhaps a professional football player. He had dirty blonde hair and was a short crew cut. He was approximately in his 30's. He was wearing a business suit and I believe it was light in color, perhaps tan, a white business shirt. I could identify this man if I ever saw him again.

/s/ John Stevens Rutter Lawrence

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

/s/ Rosemarry Allen

Notary Public, Dallas County, Texas

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