Manchester is expected to come to a standstill today as both members of the public and police officers pay their respects to PC Nicola Hughes.
The funeral cortege will pass through the heart of the city centre along Deansgate before a service at Manchester Cathedral at 1pm.
Police chiefs said they have been overwhelmed by the public support with more than 25,000 messages of condolence on its website, 19,000 via Facebook and another 1,000 on Twitter.
Police officer Fiona Bone was kind and gentle but also a "brave rock of a woman", mourners at her funeral heard today.
Thousands of mourners lined the streets of Manchester as the public paid their respects to PC Nicola Hughes who was shot while on duty.