ELVIS PRESLEY'S PERSONALLY OWNED FAMOUS SHELBY COUNTY CHIEF DEPUTY SHERIFF'S BADGE
Jimmy Velvet's words.............
"On July 13, 1973 Elvis, his father Vernon and myself were presented with a 'Special Deputy of Shelby County badge in Memphis. The badges were all identical (the diamonds and EP initials were added to this badge at a later date). We were to have bonds recorded to protect the sheriff's office from anything we might do as Deputy's that could cause a lawsuit; Sheriff Roy "Skip" Nixon had to do the same as well. A couple of months later Vernon and i received our captain badge and Elvis received his Chief Deputy Badge".
NB: This is Elvis Presley's Chief Deputy Badge that Elvis received a couple of months later.
NB: The image in the listing is of Jimmy and Elvis on July 13 1973 when they were sworn in.
Accompanied by an Elvis Presley Museum certificate of authenticity hand signed by Jimmy Velvet who was Elvis' friend of twenty two years and the Founder and original President and CEO of the world famous Elvis Presley Museum all those years ago.
ELVIS PRESLEY MUSEUM CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the following item was the personal property of ELVIS PRESLEY. The Elvis Presley Museum opened on June 1st, 1978. and is the only museum in the world licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc and "Graceland" - the estate of Elvis Presley
CHIEF DEPUTY - SHELBY COUNTY BADGE #6
Personally owned and used Elvis’s Chief Deputy badge #6. Elvis, his father Vernon and myself were deputized together in Memphis, TN (Shelby County). Elvis was sworn in as Chief Deputy, Vernon and I were sworn in as Captains. The badge order was authorized by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and Charlie Church, President of Memphis Indoor Shooting Center was the supplier at the time the badge was issued. The badge is housed in an ID/Badge holder of black leather.
(Hand signed in ink) Jimmy Velvet, Founder and CEO
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