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    Elvis Presley's City of Palm Springs Police Department Badge. Elvis' interest in law enforcement is well-documented, as was his penchant for collecting badges from agencies ranging from local departments to the F.B.I. Of course, his initiating a meeting President Richard Nixon in 1970 to become a "Federal Agent at Large" in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs is legendary. Offered here is a badge awarded the King in 1970 by the City of Palm Springs Police Department. Elvis had spent his honeymoon in the city in 1967, and bought a home there in 1970. One of the Department's officers, Richard Grob, provided security for Presley when he was off-duty and in 1975, Grob quit the department to become Presley's chief of security. Included with the badge is Elvis' ID card for the Palm Springs Police Officer's Association, dated 11/30/70, and copies of Elvis' official IDs for departments in his hometown of Memphis - the Memphis Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff's Department. Also included: a $100 bill (legal tender!) signed by Grob, as well as an Affidavit and Certificate of Authenticity from Grob about the badge.

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    July, 2011
    29th Friday
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