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The retired Dallas homicide detective who was handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald when the suspected assassin of President John F. Kennedy was killed came to Washburn University on Tuesday April 23, 2013.
Ninety-two-year-old James Leavelle spoke about the experience during a public forum in Washburn’s Memorial Union.
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.