Witness to History
Detective James R. Leavelle, Dallas (TX) Police Department is first speaker in new lecture series
Two days after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated during a visit to Dallas, Texas, then Detective James R. Leavelle of the Dallas (TX) Police Department was assigned to escort the President’s alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, from police headquarters to the county jail. The date was November 24, 1963.
Mr. Leavelle also recorded a thorough oral history to be showcased in the National Law Enforcement Museum when it opens in 2016. His recording will forever document his law enforcement service and will preserve his unique and remarkable story to be shared with millions of Museum visitors.
Watch Mr. Leavelle's lecture on C-SPAN.
Witness to History Lecture Series - Slideshow of June 7th Event