[Statement of O. V. Campbell, February 17, 1964] Page: 1 of 4
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T thourht 5t vss fire crackers. A uniform officer cams up and at the r;ar.e
ti ?*e a construction worker with a helmet on came across the street and said
he had wen a r* fie barrel in the sixth floor window. I walked back in the
T went hack to my office end an FBI arent eer;g in and Introduced himself.
T donH remember his name. Ke asked that I have all the employees vacate
the building. This T did, telling theis to take the rest of the cay off.
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T talked with Mr. Csmpl ell this date, FeVruary I7, 19^L, at 6:00 pm.
The following 1st a Ft?terpent he rave me#
Ky name is 0. T. Campbell, 7120 Twin Tree ^ane, TAL *><??. I am the
Vice-president of the Texas School Book depository, 111 Els -treat.
On November ?? 1963, I arrived at work between Pi30 and 9?00 am. Fy
office is on the second floor, loom 200, I did my usual work until noon.
I had fcrfoite-* shout the- parade. I started to lunch with Kr. Truly. V-'hen
we got downstairs Kr* Truly asked if I wanted to wait and see the parade, he
waited on the front steps until the parade turned off Kein Street on to Houston
Street. >'e then walked across Hjs Street and stood on the curt near the
parade a? it turned from Houston Street down under the underpass. 1 heard
the shots, it sounded like they came from the knoll near the railroad tracks.
building. Kr. Truly and the officer had already rone in and ur the stairs.
T waited until tv^y ca?*e hack down to see if they found anything. The em-
ployees were standing around. when Kr. Truly cause down he said one of the
employees vas missirsp, a man named Oswald. I did not know Oswald, I told
Kr. Truly to tell the officers about him and what he looked like.
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Dallas (Tex.). Police Department. [Statement of O. V. Campbell, February 17, 1964], text, February 17, 1963; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth339409/m1/1/?q=Stairs: accessed May 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Municipal Archives.