On Sunday, November 21, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin, Toby Chandler and I are having Brunch at the Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas. We will be meeting Jim Lavelle for the first time.
Jim Lavelle 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.’ ”
He personally believes that Oswald acted alone in killing Kennedy, and says that in a 2006 discussion, he was told by Oswald's brother Robert that he believes the same thing, "because I knew my brother."
Arranged by former SS Agent Mike Pritchard who is good friends with Detective Jim Leavelle. Leavelle is 90 years old and still quite spry. In attendance will be present and former SAIC's of the Dallas Secret Service Office as well as Gary Mack, Director of the Sixth Floor Museum.