As we celebrate 75 years since the end of the war in Europe, join with us in remembering those officers who lost their lives across the West Midlands and overseas, as a direct consequence of World War II.
Hundreds of officers left Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton and Dudley forces to join the Armed Forces - with many making the ultimate sacrifice:
Birmingham: overseas 48 and at home 17 Coventry: overseas 10 and at home 16 Wolverhampton: overseas 2 Dudley: overseas 2
The youngest losses were two police auxiliary messengers from Coventry - Thomas Rowland Lowry and Bertram Whyatt-West, aged 16 and 17.
The youngest civilian casualty in Birmingham was 3 day old Geoffrey Cook - son of Special Constable Frank James Cook who was also killed during an air raid alongside his wife.