Police in Coventry are set to take part in a memorial run this weekend in honour of a colleague who died in the 1980s.

The run on 1st July is in memory of PC Joe O’Brien, who died when he was hit by a motorist while diverting traffic during a race in 1982.

“It is now 35 years since Joe was tragically killed and during that time thousands of police officers and staff have run in his memory,” said Ch Insp Kerry Blakeman, the race’s organiser.

“Those people who worked directly with Joe are no longer with the force and we felt this was the right time to look at other ways of paying tribute to his legacy.”

The event will take place at War Memorial Park.

(Photo: West Midlands Police)