MISSOURI (KFVS) - The Back the Blue license was unveiled at the Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial in Jefferson City on Wednesday, September 10.
State Representative Sara Walsh, who sponsored the bill, was joined by House Speaker Elijah Haahr and other legislators for the unveiling ceremony. Others who attended include members of the law enforcement community and Missouri Department of Public Safety Director Sandy Karsten, Missouri Highway Patrol Colonel Eric Olson, Ashland Police Chief Lyn Woolford and Speaker Pro Tem John Wiemann.
David and Beverly Thomas, the parents of Officer Molly Thomas Bowden, helped with the unveiling. Bowden was a Columbia police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2005.
According to the Missouri Department of Revenue a $10 contribution helps maintain the memorial, which honors Missouri officers. Those who want the plate will also pay a $15 fee in addition to normal registration costs.
You can click here to reserve a plate.
The Back the Blue license plate bill became law in Missouri on August 28.