From David Warren's 8-30-19 Bloomberg article entitled "Jim Leavelle, Lawman at Lee Harvey Oswald's Side, Dies at 99":
Jim Leavelle, the longtime Dallas lawman who was
captured in one of history's most iconic photographs as he escorted
President John F. Kennedy's assassin as he was fatally shot, has died.
He was 99.
Leavelle, distinctive in his light-colored suit and white Stetson, is
seen in the photograph with his hand on Lee Harvey Oswald, Leavelle's
body stiffening as nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot the handcuffed
presidential assassin at close range on live TV in 1963. Leavelle
appears shocked as Oswald grimaces in pain.
Leavelle's daughter Tanya Evers told The Associated Press her
father died Thursday while visiting her sister in Colorado. He fell
earlier this week and broke his hip, requiring surgery at a Denver
hospital, Evers said Friday. He responded well to the surgery, she said,
but then later suffered a heart attack.
In the decades after the assassination, Leavelle regularly
spoke at schools and before various groups because he believed "he had a
responsibility to share his story," said Evers, who lives in San
Her father through the decades received mail nearly every day from
people asking questions about the assassination or invoking any one of
several conspiracy theories, she said.
"He really felt a need to address the theories," Evers said.
"He wanted to make sure that people knew there was no conspiracy and
that one misguided person could take a shot at a president and succeed."
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