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Online Bill Brown

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Jim Leavelle
« on: August 29, 2019, 11:36:02 PM »
There is an unconfirmed rumor going around that Jim Leavelle has passed while visiting family in Colorado.  I'll post more as I know more.

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Jim Leavelle
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Online John Iacoletti

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Re: Jim Leavelle
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 02:18:27 AM »
Thanks, Bill.


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Re: Jim Leavelle
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2019, 09:35:17 AM »
Yes, saw that earlier, too. Condolences to his family, naturally. Thanks, Bill.

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Offline Gary Craig

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Re: Jim Leavelle
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2019, 03:01:40 PM »
https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/08/29/texan-jim-leavelle-escorted-lee-harvey-oswald-shot-killed-jack-ruby-died/

Retired Dallas Detective Jim Leavelle, Who Escorted Lee Harvey Oswald When He Was Killed By Jack Ruby, Has Died At 99

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On the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Leavelle investigated the murder of Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit.

He interrogated Lee Harvey Oswald about the crime.

“I had about 15-20 minutes with Oswald. I didn’t say a word about the President because I had no idea he was involved in that. All I was talking to him about was Officer Tippit’s murder.”

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Leavelle
REPORT ON OFFICER"S DUTIES IN REGARDS TO OFFICER TIPPIT"S MURDER
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Warren Commission Hearings, Volume VII
Current Section: James R. Leavelle

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Mr. Ball. You took part in the investigation, did you not, as a member of
the Dallas Police Department?


Mr. Leavelle. A minor part you might say. I didn't have much to do with
Oswald myself.


-snip-

Mr. Ball. Anybody ask him about a gun, whether or not he bought a rifle?

Mr. Leavelle I am sure they did. I remember some of them asking about
the rifle and about it being sent to the box here in Dallas but I do not recall.
I am not sure he denied it but I do not recall what his exact denial was.


Mr. Ball. You say he denied it. Do you remember whether or not he denied
that he had bought a rifle?


Mr. Leavelle. To the best of my knowledge I do. He did deny it but I would
not swear to it


Mr. Ball. Was anything said about a revolver?

Mr. Leavelle I am sure they asked him something about the revolver, too,
but I do not recall what it was.


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Mr. Ball Did you make any notes of the conversations?

Mr. Leavelle. No. I did not myself. That was the only time I ever sat in on
the interrogation of him by Captain Fritz or anyone.


Mr. Ball. Is that the first time you had seen Oswald?

Mr. Leavelle. No; I had seen him of course, the first day he was arrested
and when they brought him in and out of the office taking him to and from the
jail and of course, I had saw him at the showups, what have you.


Mr. Ball. Had you ever talked to him before?

Mr. Leavelle. No; I had never talked to him before.

-snip-

Mr. Stern. He engaged in banter with you and police officials?

Mr. Leavelle. Not with me because I didn't have occasion to question him,
but he did always smile and never hesitated for an answer, always had an answer.


http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=41&relPageId=270

Online John Iacoletti

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Re: Jim Leavelle
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2019, 04:52:01 PM »
Leavelle’s memory got better as he got older...

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Online Bill Brown

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Re: Jim Leavelle
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2019, 06:48:01 PM »
I've seen footage of Leavelle literally explaining that he was referring to official interrogations of Oswald (which he is saying he did not take part in) versus simply having a few minutes with Oswald when Oswald was first brought in from the theater.  If you guys can't understand things like that, then the problem is yours, not his.

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Re: Jim Leavelle
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Online Martin Weidmann

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Re: Jim Leavelle
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2019, 01:06:47 AM »
Leavelle’s memory got better as he got older...

Indeed.... but Bill Brown saw footage, so I guess that settles it   ;)

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Re: Jim Leavelle
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2019, 07:05:37 AM »
"It was really important for him to emphasize that what mattered most to him were the times that he helped people," she said. For instance, the time that he was called to a store where a woman had been caught shoplifting toys for her kids; he ended up buying them gifts for the holidays. -- Kate Griendling (Jim Leavelle's granddaughter)
« Last Edit: August 31, 2019, 07:06:36 AM by Bill Brown »

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