TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The retired Dallas homicide detective who was handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald when the suspected assassin of President John F. Kennedy was killed is coming to Washburn University.
James Leavelle, 92, will speak about the experience during a public forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Washburn’s Memorial Union. He’ll also take questions from the audience.
Leavelle gained fame as the officer in the light-colored suit who was escorting Oswald when the accused assassin was shot to death by Jack Ruby in November 1963, two days after Kennedy was killed. A photograph of the shooting is one of the most reprinted in history.