Reporting For Duty (13)

Mike Layton and Steve Burrows are currently researching a book called ‘Reporting For Duty’ which will chart the history of the West Midlands Police from 1974 to 1999. It will be a historical book but also include recollections from former officers as well as over 100 images. Several successful appeals have been made on the ‘Bostin Books’ website, and Facebook page, and the project has moved at a staggering speed. Within the book will also be listed the names of twenty-four West Midlands Police officers who died on duty, or on their way to commence duty between 1974 and 1999. (The list accords with that compiled for the Force Roll of Honour as found on a Google search for anyone who wants to check). We will be donating 50% of any future royalties from the book to the Police Arboretum Memorial Trust. If anyone has personal memories of any of the officers that they would like to share with us please get in touch and contact arrangements can be sorted out. (The pictures were taken recently in an area known as ‘The Beat’ at the National Memorial Arboretum where ‘fallen’ police officers are remembered – lest we forget)


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