Elvis Presley – Ramblings of a Lifelong Fan – Part 27 – Elvis and Law Enforcement – Slain NYPD Officers

This afternoon, a wake will be held for slain New York City Police Officer, Rafael Ramos. The services for Liu have not been scheduled yet. I would like to take a moment to remind people that, every day cops put on a uniform, they lay their lives on the line to keep us safe. While, of course there are some bad ones, for the most part, the job is an underpaid, thankless position, and the officers who risk their safety to protect citizens are truly heroes.

I have a great amount of respect for the police, as did Elvis. He had an extensive collection of police badges, and used several police officers for security detail. He was friends with many in the Law Enforcement world, including Denver Police Captain Jerry Kennedy. In 1971, Elvis was visiting Denver when Officer Merle Nading was gunned down. Elvis was deeply troubled by the tragedy and donated $5,000 to the Denver Police Department.

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Just thought I’d share a brief post in honor of our fallen heroes, in conjunction with my weekly Elvis post.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that 2015 will bring peace and accord in the United States. We are all Americans, and if we turn against one another, that leaves us broken and vulnerable to the enemies who wish to destroy us.

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2 responses to “Elvis Presley – Ramblings of a Lifelong Fan – Part 27 – Elvis and Law Enforcement – Slain NYPD Officers

  1. People jump to conclusions and it is hard to unearth the truth after that. Thanks for a reminder that police work for us and with us–not against us.

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  2. I suppose it goes without repeating (at least to you, Alicia) my sentiments as regards police work–under paid, hazardous duty just part of the job, and generally hated from the bottom as well as from the top. Who the hell would want to be a cop, you ask? Well, some very fine men and women do. Elvis knew that as do I. God bless those who service and protect us in blue.
    Hope yours was a wonderful Christmas… Wishing you a fantastic New Year!

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