A HAVE-A-GO hero who was killed as he tried to foil an armed robbery has been posthumously honoured.
Father of two Tasawar Hussain, 36, who worked at British Car Auctions in Brighouse, was killed by a single shot through his heart.
Mr Hussain was shot after a raid on Madina Travel in Manningham, Bradford in January last year.
The robbers got away with £40,000, and Mr Hussain pursued them in a car with his best friend.
But, when he caught up with the robbers, Barry Elener, 42, an ex-soldier with the Royal Artillery, shot him in the chest at close range.
Barry's father Derek, 65, admitted a part in the killing.
His widow, Naila, who was four months pregnant at the time of the shooting, yesterday collected the Jill Dando Award in his place at the Police Bravery Awards at the Dorchester Hotel, central London, in the presence of Home Secretary David Blunkett.
Mr Hussain is the first person to be presented posthumously with the Jill Dando Award.
Mrs Hussain said: "It makes it more special that this is the one award for a member of the public."
Mrs Hussain said she would "grieve for her husband for the rest of her life".
She said: "I don't think about the future any more. I take a day at a time."
Mr Hussain's award was among those given largely to police nominated by their colleagues from forces in England and Wales.
The 45 officers were proposed for awards for `courageously going above and beyond the call of duty.'