Fallen Law Enforcement Specialty Licence Plate Petition
Deputy Mark Matthews and State Representative Micah Gravely would like to bring before the Georgia legislature a bill to create a Georgia specialty license plate honoring law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. At present, only eight other States offer these types of tags.
Like all personalized tags there are added fees. Those fees would be dispersed with money going to both the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. (in the name of Georgia citizens) and to a Georgia fund (to be set up) for the in State education for children of Georgia Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line Duty.
We need your help! To prove there is great interest in this type of tag, we need to present to the House of Representatives, hundreds of registered Georgia voter signatures showing they back the idea of honoring the memory of those who have lost their lives serving their community. We will have petition sheets in the main lobby of the Sheriff's Office for all interested parties to sign. The next legislative session starts on January 11, 2016. The deadline for turning in the petitions would be sometime after that. We will send out an update once we know of an exact date.
We also need your help in reaching other law enforcement agencies. What Deputy Matthews needs are the email address of the States Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs, the Colonel at the State Patrol, the Department of Corrections and all other State and Local Law Enforcement Agency's in the State. He also asks that you contact your State Rep, and ask that he or she get on board. If you can provide these contacts please email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those outside Douglas County who would still like to participate, they can download a copy of the petition to sign. Please return signed forms to:
Deputy Mark Matthews
Douglas County Sheriff's Office
8470 Earl D. Lee Blvd
Douglasville, GA 30134
Petitioners must be registered voters within the State of Georgia.