Dallas Detective Cuffed to Oswald Dies at 99

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2019-08-30 00:21:30

Dallas Police Detective Jim Leavelle, who was handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald when Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby, has died at the age of 99.

Several sources close to the family have confirmed that Leavelle died while on a trip to Colorado on Thursday.

Leavelle was honored by the Dallas police department in 2013 for his work.

The department’s Detective of the Year Award now carries Leavelle’s name.

Oswald was killed by Ruby, a nightclub owner, on Nov. 24, 1963, on live television. Oswald was in custody in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy two days earlier. 

You can read more about Detective Leavelle and his life from our media partners at The Dallas Morning News by clicking here.

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