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Warren Commission Hearings: Vol. VI - Page 252« Previous | Next »

(Testimony of J. W. Foster)

Mr. Ball.
Who was that sergeant?
Mr. Foster.
Sergeant came up there.
Mr. Ball.
Did you search the railroad cars?
Mr. Foster.
No; he sent me back down to the inspector. Told me to report back to Inspector Sawyer.
Mr. Ball.
Where?
Mr. Foster.
At the front of the Book Depository.
Mr. Ball.
Did you talk to Sawyer there?
Mr. Foster.
Yes, sir.
Mr. BALL. Did you tell your sergeant or Sawyer, either one where you thought the shots came from?
Mr. Foster.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Ball.
What did you then tell them?
Mr. Foster.
Told them it came from that vicinity up around Elm and Houston.
Mr. Ball.
Did you tell the sergeant that first, or did you tell that to Sawyer?
Mr. Foster.
Told that to Inspector Sawyer.
Mr. Ball.
You told that to Sawyer?
Mr. Foster.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Ball.
Did you tell that to the sergeant?
Mr. Foster.
I don't know whether I told the sergeant that or not.
Mr. Ball.
What did you do after that?

Mr. FOSTER. I moved to--down the roadway there, down to see if I could find where any of the shots hit.
Mr. Ball.
Find anything?
Mr. Foster.
Yes, sir. Found where one shot had hit the turf there at the location.
Mr. Ball.
Hit the turf?
Mr. Foster.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Ball.
Did you see any marks on the street in any place?
Mr. Foster.
No, a manhole cover. It was hit. They caught the manhole cover right at the corner and---
Mr. Ball.
You saw a mark on a manhole cover did you?
Mr. Foster.
Yes, sir.
Mr. BALL. I show you a picture here of a concrete slab, or manhole cover. Do you recognize that picture?
Mr. Foster.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Ball.
Does the picture show--tell me what it shows there.
Mr. Foster.
This looks like the corner here where it penetrated the turf here [indicating].
Mr. Ball.
See any mark on the manhole cover?
Mr. Foster.
No, sir; I don't. Not on the---well, it is on the turf, on the concrete, right in the corner.
Mr. BALL. Can you put an arrow showing the approximate place you saw
Mr. Foster.
Should have been approximately along here [indicating].
Mr. Ball.
Make it deep enough to make a mark. The arrow marks the position that you believe you saw a mark on the pavement?
Mr. Foster.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Ball.
It was not on the manhole cover?
Mr. Foster.
No, sir.
Mr. Ball.
Went into the turf?
Mr. Foster.
Yes, sir.
Mr. Ball.
Did you recover any bullet?
Mr. Foster.
No, sir. It ricocheted on out.
Mr. Ball.
. Did you have the crime lab make a picture of that spot?
Mr. Foster.
I called them to the location.
Mr. Ball.
And told them to make a picture?

Mr. FOSTER. No, I didn't tell them. Called them to the spot and let them take it. Can I see the picture?
Mr. Ball.
Yes, sir. Is this the picture?
Mr. Foster.
That resembles the picture.
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