Gov. Parson signs legislation to ‘Back the Blue’ with specialty license plate

Gov. Parson signs legislation to ‘Back the Blue’ with specialty license plate
The plates are expected to become available by early 2020. (Source: NBC)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KFVS) - Governor Mike Parson signed legislation into law on Tuesday, July 9 making a “Back the Blue” specialty license plate.

House Bill 898 was sponsored by Representative Sara Walsh.

Missourians can pay $10 toward the Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation to receive the plate. The foundation honors fallen officers. It’s located on the riverside of the Missouri Capitol where a ceremony is held annually.

The state previously had several specialty plates for various law enforcement association members, but did not have a single plate Missourians could get to show support for law enforcement.

Cape Girardeau Police Sgt. Joey Hann said it’s nice to have a specific place to go to honor Missouri’s fallen officers.

“Law enforcement has historically always honored their fallen and the concept of having this physical site that officers and families of fallen officers can get to and pay their respects in person is a big deal to us," said Sgt. Joey Hann.

The plates are expected to become available by early 2020.

For more information, you can call Rep. Walsh’s office at 573-751-2134.

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