The Investigators

Title

The Investigators

Creator

Ali, Carly, Cora, Samuel, Tyler

Contributor

Ali, Carly, Cora, Samuel, Tyler

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Image of Dallas Police Captain J.W. 'Will' Fritz at Dallas Police Headquarters
Original 35mm black and white negative taken by Dallas Times Herald and United Press International photographer Darryl Heikes. The image shows J.W. 'Will' Fritz, Captain of Homicide and Robbery for the Dallas Police, being interviewed by Bill Mercer,…

John “Will” Fritz
Lawman, Kennedy Assassination Figure. As head of the Dallas Police Department's Robbery-Homicide unit in 1963, he was Lee Harvey Oswald's primary interrogator. Law enforcement officers led by him interrogated Oswald over the less than 48 hours…

John “Will” Fritz
Lawman, Kennedy Assassination Figure. As head of the Dallas Police Department's Robbery-Homicide unit in 1963, he was Lee Harvey Oswald's primary interrogator. Law enforcement officers led by him interrogated Oswald over the less than 48 hours…

John “Will” Fritz
Lawman, Kennedy Assassination Figure. As head of the Dallas Police Department's Robbery-Homicide unit in 1963, he was Lee Harvey Oswald's primary interrogator. Law enforcement officers led by him interrogated Oswald over the less than 48 hours…

Fritz family photograph
Fritz pictured with 4 of his grandchildren and his second wife, Alma.

Fritz passed away April 19, 1984 and Alma passed away June 29, 2012.

J.W. Fritz and Jesse Curry with the Warren Commission Personnel
Dallas Morning News photograph of Chief Jesse Curry, Captain J.W. Fritz, and Warren Commission personnel David Belin and John McCloy in the Dallas Police garage.

J.W. Fritz's Notes from Interrogation of Oswald
Fritz was the only one to interrogate Lee Harvey Oswald before his assassination by Jack Ruby on November 24, 1963. Fritz's notes are the only remnant of his talk with Oswald as there was no audio recorded or stenographer present.

Trend of J.W. Fritz's Transcription
Fritz’s name appears most often, however, "captain" appears almost simultaneously with "Fritz" until segment 8 during the discussion of Oswald's assassination

Links of J.W. Fritz's Transcription
The thicker the grey line, the stronger the relationship is between the two words. The words in blue are the words that appeared most frequently and have the greatest number of ties to the other most frequently used words.

Interview with Dallas Police Captain J.W. Fritz
Fritz responds to reporters' questions regarding Lee Harvey Oswald's assassination by Jack Ruby.

Buell Wesley Frazier and his interrogation by J.W. Fritz
Recent interview of Buell Frazier recalling his interrogation by Captain Fritz regarding JFK's assassination. Frazier, a coworker of Oswald's at the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, TX, was suspected of being an accomplice to Oswald in the…

Who was Lee Harvey Oswald
Reporter Lonnie Hudkins, FBI agent James Hosty, and Dallas police officer Jim Leavelle reminisce on when Oswald was taken into police custody.

Captain J.W. Fritz summarizes the case on Oswald
Fritz answers a CBS reporter's questions regarding the murder of President Kennedy and Officer J.D. Tippit by Lee Harvey Oswald.

J.W. Fritz's Social Network
Network shows Fritz's ties to key players in the investigation of President Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald's deaths.

J.W. Fritz's Social Network of Dallas Police Officers
Network shows Fritz's ties to other Dallas police officers involved in the investigation of President Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald's deaths. Connections among individual officers are also shown.

Officer Bob Nolan Transfers Bullet Fragment to Captain J.W. Fritz
According to Doctor Charles Gregory, who removed the bullet fragment from Governor Connally's arm, he gave the fragment to Surgery Supervisor Audrey Bell who gave it to Officer Bob Nolan who gave it to Captain Fritz.

Deputy Weitzman Transfers Oswald's Rifle to Captain J.W. Fritz
The rifle used by Lee Harvey Oswald to shoot President Kennedy from the 6th floor of the Texas School Book Depository was found by Deputy Constable Seymour Weitzman and then handed over to Captain Fritz.

DA Henry Wade Requests the Transfer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Henry Wade requested that Oswald be moved to the Dallas Sheriff's office on the night of November 22, 1963, but Captain Fritz declined. Instead, Fritz sanctioned the transfer of Oswald on the morning of November 24, 1963.

Threat to Oswald's Life
On the night of November 23, 1963, a threatening call was received regarding Lee Harvey Oswald's life, according to Captain W.B. Frazier. Frazier requested to Captain Fritz that Oswald be transferred to the Dallas County Jail, but Fritz said the…

Forrest V. Sorrels Portrait
Portrait photograph of Secret Service Agent Forrest V. Sorrels at his desk.
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