Wins Top National Award
Officer Muzaffar Siddiqi has been selected as the sole honoree
representing the Lone Star State of Texas for the prestigious
TOP-COP National Awards by NAPO (The National Association
of Police Organizations). The State of Texas has 2,786 law
enforcement agencies and 65,990 police officers. It is indeed
most heartening that the winner of this prestigious award
is a Pakistani-American.
Officer Muzaffar Siddiqi is a highly decorated police officer
and was earlier appointed Liaison for Asian & Arab communities
by the Mayor of Houston. He carries numerous achievements
and distinctions under his belt. His rich record of community
service supercedes top community leaders though he considers
himself just a community servant and nothing more.
The Pakistani American Congress and its affiliate 71 community
organization across the nation have congratulated Officer
Siddiqi for bringing one more honor of distinction to Pakistani-Americans
in particular and Muslim Americans at large. This prestigious
award is another feather of distinction added to the hat of
Officer Siddiqi which is already decorated so richly..
This honor will be bestowed upon Officer Siddiqi at the 12th
Annual TOP COPS Awards® ceremony that will take place
on Saturday, October 1, 2005 at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington,
D.C. (U Street, NW, between 12th and 13th Street Door Open
at 6:30p.m.Ceremony begins promptly at 7:00pm Reception to
follow at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel)
“I not only encourage but urge PAC-Members Organizations
in Washington, DC; Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania areas
in particular and Pakistani Americans in general to join and
witness the honoring of Officer Siddiqi and share the pride
of a fellow Pakistani-American. He has earned this honor through
sheer hard work, dedication, devotion and leadership skills
of higher order,” says Mr Ashraf Abbasi.
The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) was
founded in 1978 as a coalition of police unions and associations
from across the United States to advance the interests of
America's law enforcement officers through legislative and
legal advocacy, political action and education. NAPO represents
more than 2,000 police unions and associations, 236,000 sworn
law enforcement officers, 11,000 retired officers and more
than 100,000 citizens who share a common dedication to fair
and effective crime control and law enforcement.
The purpose of the TOP COPs Awards is to educate the American
public about our nation’s heroes and pay tribute to
law enforcement officers from federal, state, county and local
agencies across the nation for outstanding service.