There are growing calls for a police officer who lost his life trying to disarm a gunman in Essex to be posthumously awarded for his bravery.
PC Ian Dibell was off duty when he was shot dead, near his home in Clacton last July.
At the inquest into his death yesterday, the coroner recorded a verdict of unlawful killing, praising PC Dibell for his "quite extraordinary bravery" and recommending a commendation for his actions.
A coroner's recorded a verdict of unlawfully killing after an off-duty police officer was shot.
An inquest is taking place into the death of an off-duty police officer killed when he went to help a member of the public near his home.