Dick Grob was a Palm Springs, Calif. police officer when he met Presley on May 1, 1967.
He’d been assigned to keep fans away while Presley and his new bride, Priscilla, honeymooned at their home in the upscale desert community.
“I was sitting out in front of the house in a police car that didn’t have air conditioning,” Grob recalls. “This guy walks out of the house with a glass of lemonade, climbs into the car and said, ‘Here, it looks like you need this.’ ”
Presley introduced himself and the two spent an hour chewing the fat and listening to the police radio in the patrol car. “He said, ‘Come on in anytime you want more to drink.’ ”
The pair remained friends and visited whenever Presley was in town vacationing.
“Had he not been an entertainer, I think he would have been in some sort of law enforcement,” Grob said.
“I think he was amazed at the brotherhood that exists among law enforcement people around the world. It transcends races, cultures, everything, much like his music did.”
Grob would become part of the security detail around Elvis – above with RCA producer Felton Jarvis, drummer Ronnie Tutt, Elvis and Dick Grob in the background.
The Grob wedding.
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Grob hired by Vernon following Elvis’ death and has penned a book different from the other MM guys in that it’s about his private investigation into Elvis’ death and is a discredited source of information – even for Grob’s own biography .
The reality is that Elvis self destructed through boredom and lack of self care, and everyone around him was an enabler.
The only conspiracy about the circumstances of Elvis’ death is to deflect blame from Elvis and spread it around the group.