Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley) has experienced many things during his decades of professional career. According to his fans, he is the king of rock. For his colleagues in the music industry, there is not much accomplishment like him. He has won countless Grammy Awards (including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in his 30s) and broke the Billboard list. The record for the best performing album of all time. .
Although his music career is the focus of the world’s attention, there is a shocking fact about Elvis’ star career: In an alternative life, Elvis said that he may never have been a rock star.
Elvis Presley is fascinated by guns and law enforcement
Caught between his release Creole Album and his Elvis is back! Between March 1958 and March 1960, Presley served in the US Army. But this is not the only instance of Presley’s time and energy dedicated to guns and law enforcement. In fact, the king of rock is still the king who collects police memorabilia and guns.
In fact, according to the Smithsonian Institution, Presley once spent more than $100,000 on a pistol for Christmas gifts. He also likes to collect police and law enforcement items, and keeps a large number of police badges.
The Smithsonian reported that Presley was so obsessed that he once wrote to President Richard Nixon. If Nixon would give him the badge of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Presley would voluntarily grant him celebrity status and endorsement.
The king took the collected police badges and guns to Washington, D.C., met with Nixon, and fulfilled his wish: the federal badge. But this obsession is not just about collecting police memorabilia.
The king wants to be a policeman
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Presley dreamed of becoming a police officer before attracting millions of fans on stage.
“If Elvis Presley is no longer the king of rock and roll, then he may become a policeman. This is his high respect for law enforcement,” the official Australian Elvis Elvis Presley fan club reports. “According to news reports in the 1970s, Presley was still a young man and wanted to grow up as a police officer.”
Robert Cantwell, a retired deputy police chief in Denver, also agreed. The late Cantwell told Colorado Public Radio in 1977: “He always thought he would become a policeman.” However, Presley told Cantwell that his childhood career dreams changed Because “God bless his voice.”
However, due to the change of fate, Presley realized his wish.
Elvis Presley actually became a policeman before his death
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According to Cantwell’s book Elvis I, According to reports from the Elvis Fan Club, Presley is so close to the Denver Police Department that he was named the honorary captain of the force.
A historian at the Denver Public Library said: “The Denver police even gave Elvis the uniform of Elvis’s Denver Police Captain.” When Presley died, the Denver Police Department even broadcasted it on its police broadcast network. News about his death.
Not only that. The fan club also pointed out that Presley was appointed the honorary chief representative by the Memphis Sheriff’s Department. The National Security Archive reported that Nixon appointed Presley as the federal general agent.
Leave Presley to realize his two dream careers. The king is very character.