Pakistan-American Cop Wins Top National Award


Houston: 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.


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