An inquest into the death of Pc David Rathband will take place today almost two years after he was found dead at his home.
The 43-year-old was left blind and fighting for his life after gunman Raoul Moat shot him twice while he was on the run in July 2010.
Pc Rathband won national praise for his battle against disability and for setting up a charity to help other emergency workers injured in the line of their work.
He was found hanged at his home in Blyth, Northumberland, on February 29, 2012.
Mr Rathband, a father of two, was estranged from his wife Kath, and had reportedly told her she would "look nice in black" when they spoke on the phone for the last time.
The inquest will take place at Moot Hall, Newcastle.
Before blasting the unarmed traffic officer, Moat shot and injured his ex-girlfriend Samantha Stobbart, and killed her boyfriend, 29-year-old Chris Brown.
Moat shot himself in Rothbury, Northumberland, during a standoff with police at the end of a week-long manhunt.
An inquest last month into Mr Brown's death concluded he was unlawfully killed.