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NLEOMF Hosts Dallas Detective Who Escorted Lee Harvey Oswald

May 28, 2011  | 

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) will host a special event featuring the recollections of the Dallas Police detective assigned to escort President John F. Kennedy's assassin.

At "Witness to History: The Shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald," on June 7, former Det. James Leavelle will recount his escort of Oswald on Nov. 24, 1963 and the assassination of his prisoner by local nightclub owner Jack Ruby.

At the time, Det. Leavelle worked as a homicide investigator and was assigned to escort Oswald, after he was taken into custody in connection with Kennedy's killing. Det. Leavelle was assigned to escort Oswald from police headquarters to the county jail.

Det. Leavelle's recollection is the inaugural session of the "Witness to History" lecture series that will be included in the National Law Enforcement Museum when it opens in late 2013.

Det. Leavelle will be available to answer questions about his experience on that notorious day. The interview will take place in D.C.

Tags: NLEOMF, Dallas PD, National Law Enforcement Museum, Prisoner Transport, John F. Kennedy


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