One local businessman decided to take action when he realized that front-line officers were not wearing masks that were protecting them in the style they deserved. Gary Gagossian is a bespoke tailor whose shop has been located on Brighton Way since 1986. “I saw the masks that the police were wearing, and I wanted to do something to help our boys. I embroidered their badge to make it more personal because they are always there for us and I wanted to show some appreciation,” he told the Courier.
The bolder, more striking masks are made from 100 percent cotton fine shirts. “They needed something smooth because they are going to wear them for a long time and we didn’t want to hurt their face,” said Gagossian.
“I also started working on some styles for the general public with the American and Italian flag for the Italian-Americans,” he said. “Every day I come up with a different idea to add to the collection.”