Lo­cal busi­ness shows sup­port for law en­force­ment in a big way

Dorchester Star - - Front Page - By VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE vwingate@ches­pub.com

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.

PHOTO BY VIC­TO­RIA WIN­GATE

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.

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