From 1965 to 1994, Tom Reeder , 73, worked for the Saginaw Police Department as an officer and in 1975, Reeder became a detective who frequently got assigned to be a bodyguard to high profile people and celebrities when they came to visit Saginaw. Saginaw Police Chief Bob Ruth said back in the day it was a common practice for officers to help cover events at the former Civic Center, now known as the Dow Event Center. Ruth said the practice stopped about 15 years ago when Saginaw County took over the facility, but every once in a while they'll get a call and help out. Some of the most popular names range from the 41st President George H. W. Bush, Johnny Cash, BB King, Michael Jackson, Richard Nixon, Steve Martin, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Ronald Reagan. Reeder said he's met dozens of celebrities, but Elvis is his absolute favorite. "Oh man, yeah, and with Elvis I was there all day," Reeder said. "Two days with him on his ai
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Elvis Presley and the Blue Moon Boys blaze through the Oklahoma City Auditorium, April 19, 1956. In their prime, Elvis, Scotty Moore, Bill Black and DJ Fontana rock the joint! Dig the footage restored in HD with correct sound from that period. A cover of Ray Charles "I got woman." Footage sourced from the WKY KTVY KFOR Archives from the Oklahoma Historical Society, specifically WKY.
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