November 22, 1963
Patrolman Maurice Neal Nick McDonald, a native of Camden (Ouachita County), arrested Lee Harvey Oswald in the Texas Theatre, shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The arrest catapulted the McDonald family into the national press. During the arrest, Oswald, who was wanted then for the murder of Officer J. D. Tippit, attempted to kill McDonald at point-blank range, but the officer managed to overcome Oswald. For valor in his timely capture of Oswald, McDonald was promoted to the special services bureau and then assigned to the Secret Service protection of Oswalds widow, Marina, and her two small children.