A handcuffed Texas police officer is handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald when he was fatally shot at Dallas Police Headquarters two days after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, who died Thursday at 99, according to the family.
Former Dallas Police Detective Jim Levell transported Oswald to the Dallas County Jail when the killer was suddenly shot dead on live television by nightclub owner and police informer Jack Ruby on November 24, 1963.  Carla Levelle, the daughter of a retired detective, confirmed her father's death on FOX 4 Dallas.
JFK'S NEW EVALUATION RECEIVES FOCUS ON LI HARWAY OSWALD TO THE ROAD OF MEXICO, CIA YOU a bullet crashes into Oswald, who later died from a gunshot wound.
Two days earlier, President Kennedy was assassinated while riding a motorbike while visiting a campaign in Dallas. Oswald was arrested that day in connection with Kennedy's death, as well as the fatal shooting of a Dallas J.C. patrol. E. Tippit reports History.com.
Another of Leavell's daughters, Tanya Evers of San Antonio, told the Dallas Morning News that her father felt obliged, as he grew older, to dispel the conspiracy theories surrounding the Kennedy assassination and the subsequent death of Oswald.
Livel previously said he met Ruby at his nightclub, where officers patrolled the jail to prevent disturbance. He said he spoke with Ruby again after his arrest.
"I told him, 'You know he didn't do us any favors by shooting Oswald,'" Leavell tells Dallas' Tomorrow's News before passing. "All I wanted to do was be a hero, and it looks like all I did was wrong." "
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Prior to joining the police department, Leevel fought in the Navy during World War II and was aboard one of the first destroyers to respond to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was born outside Detroit. , but settled in Dallas after leaving the Navy.
He celebrated his birthday in Colorado last week with a group of about 60 family members and friends – including a man who works as a reporter reporting the shooting in Oswald and a woman who writes to Leavelle as a high school student. asking about the Kennedy assassination, the Dallas Morning News reported. Lowell fell and broke his thighs the day before his death Thursday.