East Texas — In 236 years of American history only four presidents have been assassinated while in office.
On Nov. 22, 1963, Charles Comer, who now lives in the Panola County community of Fairplay, was a Dallas police officer assigned to duty at Love Field where he and others welcomed Air Force One and its passengers to Dallas on a fateful last trip for President John F. Kennedy.
“I was probably about 30 or 40 feet from the president,” he said. “It was exhilarating. I had never met a president. I had never been that close or even in the vicinity of one in the same city. I was a young man and that was exciting.”
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