James R. Leavelle, the detective who was in one of the most famous photographs of all times after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was honored today at Dallas Lovefield. Retired Dallas Police Detective Leavelle died on Thursday at a hospital in Denver. He was 99.
Leavelle, a veteran Dallas homicide detective who had survived the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, was handcuffed to Mr. Lee Harvey Oswald when he was shot by Jack Ruby on Nov. 24, 1963. The shooting was captured by Robert H. Jackson of The Dallas Times Herald.