– DS Steph Bradley, whose brother PC Ryan Hunt died aged 31 in May 2006 in a traffic collision
This memorial will be a fitting and lasting tribute to every one of those officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. It will be a great honour to represent the families.
Detective Sergeant Steph Bradley, whose brother died on duty, will speak on behalf of the relatives who have been invited to attend the ceremony.
All officers who have died on duty will have their names, age and date of their death placed on the board.
The earliest honouree is Wolverhampton night watchman Richard Cooke who was killed after he was fatally hit on the head by a stone while intervening in a street affray in 1822.
Also mentioned are the 32 serving officers who lost their lives in World War II, including 16 Coventry officers, eight of whom died during an air raid on the city on 14/15 November 1940. Sixteen Birmingham officers who died during the war are also commemorated.
A memorial to officers who have died on duty is to be unveiled by West Midlands Police.
It will pay tribute to the 89 officers who have died on duty since 1822 in Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country.
The memorial will be unveiled at police headquarters, Lloyd House on 31 January.