Local business shows support for law enforcement in a big way
CAMBRIDGE — Local business owner Floyd Elzey installed two 16-feet tall fiberglass nutcrackers, painted in blue police officer uniforms, outside his store-front on Monday, July 18, to show support for law enforcement.
The display at Chesapeake Upholster y, 518 Race Street, will be in place for several weeks and the community is urged to stop by and share in the show of support.
“We wanted to show our support for law enforcement across the country and honor the officers,” Elzey said.
“The community has been supportive. Lots of people honk their horns as they drive by.”
These large decorations are typically painted with the red uniform of a nutcracker for Christmas displays. It took about a week to transform the nutcrackers into police officers.
Elzey said he hopes that the display will draw more support for the police in the community and across the country, and encourage people to speak out in support of law enforcement.
Before and after photos of the transformed nutcrackers can be found on Elzey’s Facebook page.
Two, sixteen-feet tall nutcrackers flank the storefront of Chesapeake Upholstery, 518 Race Street, in support of the nation’s law enforcement. The decorations are typically red for Christmas displays.