Family members of PC David Rathband have said he was "let down by the people that could have prevented his death".
The 43 year old was left blind after being shot by gunman Raoul Moat, and was found dead at his home two years ago.
ITV Tyne Tees' Gregg Easteal has been at the inquest.
Watch his report here:
More top news
Jason Maher admitted two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by and driving while disqualified.
Good Morning Britain star Ben Shephard is taking on 210-mile challenge to raise money for the Children's Heart Unit Fund in Newcastle
Thousands of Flying Scotsman fans have flocked to the National Rail Museum in Shildon to see the famous steam engine