Dallas Detective James R. Leavelle hand signed 8x10 photo IP - Ruby Oswald JFK
This 8x10 photo is hand signed by Dallas Detective James Leavelle. The detective that was hand cuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald when Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby.
An infamous moment in time signed by a someone who lived it and was also a main character in this event. Detective Leavelle will be always remembered for wearing the white stetson cowboy hat which is seen in this specific photo.
James R. Leavelle (born August 23, 1920) is the former Dallas, Texas homicide detective who was escorting Lee Harvey Oswald through the basement of Dallas Police headquarters when Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby.
In a 2006 interview Leavelle, who was the first to interrogate Oswald after his arrest, recalled joking to Oswald before the transfer, " 'Lee, if anybody shoots at you, I hope they're as good a shot as you are.' He kind of smiled and said, ‘Nobody’s going to shoot at me.'"
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