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A gripping portrayal of the final moments leading up to and including the capture of President John F. Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, as told by the four officers who took Oswald into custody. This souvenir document dated 22 November 1963 is addressed to Dallas Chief of Police J.E. Curry and signed by all four arresting officers: Gerald Hill, Ray Hawkins, Paul Bentley and M.N. McDonald. Letter reads in part, ''...we received information via the police radio that an officer had been shot...There was a pool of blood about two feet north of the squad car in the street...we received additional information that the suspect was in the Texas Theater...Officer McDonald...observed the arrested party sitting in the third seat. As he approached this suspect, the suspect said, 'This is it', and sprang from the seat. Officer McDonald began to grapple with the suspect and the suspect got his hand on a gun that was stuck inside his shirt. As the officer and the suspect wrestled for the gun, the suspect pulled the trigger once and the gun snapped, but did not fire...after a struggle in which the suspect resisted violently he was disarmed and handcuffed...'' Two page document on two sheets measures 8.5'' x 11''. Near fine condition. With additional page showing the four officers signing the document.
Lee Harvey Oswald Arrest Document With Fascinating Account of Oswald's Apprehension -- Signed by All Four Arresting Officers -- ''...the officer and the suspect wrestled for the gun...''Lee Harvey Oswald Arrest Document With Fascinating Account of Oswald's Apprehension -- Signed by All Four Arresting Officers -- ''...the officer and the suspect wrestled for the gun...''Lee Harvey Oswald Arrest Document With Fascinating Account of Oswald's Apprehension -- Signed by All Four Arresting Officers -- ''...the officer and the suspect wrestled for the gun...''
Lee Harvey Oswald Arrest Document With Fascinating Account of Oswald's Apprehension -- Signed by All Four Arresting Officers -- ''...the officer and the suspect wrestled for the gun...''
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Auction closed on Thursday, February 28, 2019.
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