February 14, 1964 - The Miami Police Department assigned personal bodyguard, Sgt. Buddy Dresner, to the Beatles while in town. The Beatles visited the Dresner family in their home for dinner (serving roast beef, baked potatoes) on their second evening in Miami. Paul, John, Ringo, George, Neil Aspinall, Mrs. Dotti Dresner, Sgt. Dresner, Cynthia Lennon (upper right), and the Dresner children Jerridale, 12, Andrea, 9, and Barry 6, in the foreground posing for Leslie Bryce. Photo from 16 Scoop! The Beatles Whole True Story, 1966. Scan from the Cynthia Powell Lennon group at Yahoo!
Note: 16 Magazine and various Beatles book authors have often misspelled the name of Sgt. Buddy Dresner as “Bresner”. Dresner is the correct spelling. Google Sgt. Buddy Dresner and there are several Miami based articles about his life. The “Bresner” misspelling tends to show up in searches related to the Beatles originating from 16 Magazine’s error.
Sgt. Buddy Dresner and the Beatles have a Facebook page!
Paul McCartney wrote to Sgt. Buddy Dresner after returning to England (see above).