The funeral of PC David Rathband is due to take place in Stafford today.
PC Rathband was found hanged at his home in Northumberland on February 29th.
The former Northumbria Police officer was left blind after being shot by gunman Raoul Moat in 2010.
His twin brother Darren has organised the service in Stafford where they both grew up.
His widow Kath is expected to join other mourners despite being asked to stay away by the family.
David's estranged wife has been caught in a bitter war of words with the family since her husbands death. They split up last year.
She was criticised by the Rathband family for not attending a memorial service held in Newcastle last Saturday.
Mrs Rathband has been asked to stay away from the service at Stafford Crematorium.
However her publicist Max Clifford said she would be attending.
PC Rathband had struggled to come to terms with his injuries since being shot in the face and blinded by Moat.
He became a national figure after setting up the Blue Lamp Foundation, which helps Emergency service personnel injured in the line of duty.
Today's funeral will be followed by a private family burial.