A new Colorado license plate that was designed in Windsor will be available soon. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill on Thursday, establishing a Colorado Law Enforcement Fallen Heroes license plate.  Larimer County Sheriff's Office Deputy Basil Marciniak thought of the idea for the license plate in after the death of Weld County Sheriff's Deputy Sam Brownlee.

Luke Burton with Huston Graphics and Printing of Windsor designed the new plate that took 3,000 signatures of interested citizens were gathered to demonstrate to the state that there was an interest from the public for this type of new license plate.

"This is an opportunity for citizens to recognize and remember the ultimate sacrifices many law enforcement officers have made and the risks officers face on a daily basis."

- Larimer County Sheriff, Justin Smith

Next time you go to renew your license plates, you will have a choice of purchasing the new plate by obtaining a certificate and  making a one-time $50 donation to Colorado C.O.P.S. to support its programs. The certificates will be available soon and the license plates are expected to be available no later than January 1, 2013. Specialty license plate fees will also apply.