POPPY stickers have been fitted to traffic and motorway police vehicles to mark the centenary of the First World War armistice.
West Midlands Police traffic and Central Motorway Policing Group (CMPG) will feature the stick-on poppies on all of its marked patrol cars and motorcycles in the lead-up to Remembrance Day on November 11.
Superintendent David Twyford, the head of the Central Motorway Policing Group, said : “We will be displaying poppies on the bonnets of our police vehicle over the next few weeks.
“We see it as our way of paying tribute to those that gave their lives in conflict, and still do to this day, and we think it is a fitting way to remember the many police officers who would have served in the war.
“We will always seek to strive to find a way of remembering those fallen without yielding from the challenges of policing today.
“It’s obviously particularly poignant this year with it being the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War.”
The stickers have been have been donated, free of charge by a local business.
The force is commemorating the 100 year centenary with a series of events including the unveiling of a new roll of honour for the police officers who died while serving in the two World Wars.
The roll of honour, commissioned by the police museum, will be unveiled at the Lock Up in Birmingham on Friday (November 9).