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 Post subject: Elvis at the Denver Police Deparmtent
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:04 am 
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Elvis Presley (center) meets with Denver police Capt. Jerry Kennedy (right, standing), Chief George Seaton (right, seated) and other police officials during a visit to Denver in 1970. Presley donated $5,000 for the completion of a police gym.

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The building which housed the District 2 station, including the Nading-Presley Memorial Gym at 3555 Colorado Blvd. In 1971, officer Merle Nading was killed while on duty by a gunman at Colfax Avenue and Gaylord Street, according to police.
Presley, who was close friends with former Denver police Captain Jerry Kennedy, was troubled by the news and donated $5,000 to the department, Kennedy said.
“One of Elvis’ great loves was law enforcement. He was in town visiting and heard Merle was killed. He was visibly shaken hearing a police officer had been killed,” Kennedy said.
Friends with Elvis since he worked his concert security detail, Kennedy said “The King” was an extremely sincere man.
“He just did those kinds of things,” Kennedy said.

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Elvis and Denver Police Chief, George L. Seaton in Denver

In April 5, 2012, appeared at the following article at "The Denver Post":

"Elvis Presley could be torn down for Walgreens"
A piece of Elvis Presley and Denver Police Department history may be torn down to make way for a new Walgreens. The building is an attractive location, said Walgreens spokesman Robert Elfinger. "We haven't signed a lease yet, but, yes, we are looking at that location," Elfinger said.

The news of the station’s demolition came as a surprise to Kennedy.
“I am really sorry to hear that. How sad,” he said.
The department stopped using the gym when the District 2 station moved to its Holly Street location, said Raquel Lopez, spokeswoman for Denver police.

Officials from neither Historic Denver nor History Colorado were initially aware of the building’s significance but now have piqued interest.
“We had no idea, but it is being looked into now,” said Shannon Haltiwanger, preservation communications manager for History Colorado.
Annie Levinsky, executive director of Historic Denver, said it is not uncommon for buildings with significance to be torn down without deserved notice or intervention.
“We often don’t know the stories of the places we pass every day,” she said.
All properties undergo a demolition review when a permit is pulled. The property is flagged for 21 days, which includes paperwork on the building to notify the public of the plan.
“This gives people the opportunity to speak up if they want it saved, so it can be looked into further for the Denver Landmark Commission and City Council to review,” Levinsky said.



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 Post subject: Re: Elvis at the Denver Police Deparmtent
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:47 pm 
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:( Thank You Angel Eyes for posting this Story, and its a Shame that a Part of Elvis' Life is being Considered on Being Torn Down. Elvis Never Thought Twice about Giving Money to Something or Some One that Truly Touched his Heart, I hope The City of Denver well reconsider in Allowing this Building to be Torn Down. :love:



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 Post subject: Re: Elvis at the Denver Police Deparmtent
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:31 am 
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Yes Barb, there is so much good that Elvis did. Sad that people remember more the circumstances of his death instead all the charity he did. :(



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