Police officer who died 150 years ago remembered

Posted on June 16, 2016 | Category :Uncategorized | Comments Off

West Midlands officer remembered

THE anniversary of a police officer who died over 150 years ago aged 40 has been remembered by West Midlands Police.

It is believed that PC Moses Barber was the first Birmingham city officer to die whilst in service in 1853. His name also features during local ghost walks as it is thought that he haunts a building near St Paul’s Square which he used to call home.

Officers recently discovered the headstone which is in St Paul’s Square and were intrigued to try and find out more.

Research suggests that Moses died of consumption, caused by tuberculosis.

The force is searching its archives to see if it can find out more about PC Barber’s police career and would love anyone with any information about him to get in touch.

On the 16th of June, to remember the anniversary of his death, West Midlands Police officers from the forces Cannabis Disposal Team have cleared and tidied the foliage around the headstone and flowers were laid by the Chief Constable Dave Thompson.

 

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