SOME of the police cars in the Bromsgrove fleet now have a poppy on the bonnet ahead of the Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday commemorations this weekend.
Sgt Lee Baker, from West Mercia Police’s ARV unit, said he had the idea after seeing a superintendent in Lincolnshire who had placed the emblem on the force’s cars up there.
“I thought I could get poppies for our cars here but unfortunately I could only get hold of a few.”
And he said after putting the poppies on the cars and posting a picture of one of them on Twitter it was an instant hit.
“The reaction has been really good.
“We had a real positive response to it and the cars have not even left the yard yet.
“We’d love to hear what more people think of the idea because potentially we could roll it out across the whole alliance’s fleet next year.”
Patrick Smith, the chairman of Bromsgrove Royal British Legion, welcomed the idea.
“I love it – I think it’s a fantastic idea.
“If they could roll this out across the force in 2018 with it being such a poignant year (the centenary of the end of the First World War) that would be amazing.”
He added he would love to see one of the poppy emblazoned cars on parade on Remembrance Sunday in Bromsgrove High Street.
Search for @OPUWorcs on Twitter to like the pictures and comment on the idea.