A FATHER-of-two shot dead as he tried to stop armed robbers has been nominated by police for a second posthumous bravery award.
Have-a-go hero Tasawar Hussain, who worked in Brighouse, has been put forward for the Queen's Gallantry Medal by West Yorkshire Chief Constable Colin Cramphorn.
An official nomination for one of the highest civilian bravery awards has now been sent to the Government's Cabinet Office, who will make the decision.
His wife Naila has already been presented with the Gold Award at the Police Provincial Awards in honour of her dead husband, who worked at British Car Auctions.
The force is also forwarding a transcript of the comments made by the judge at the trial of his brutal killers, in which Tasawar's bravery and courage was praised.
Mr Hussain, 36, was shot at point blank range in his chest after pursuing father and son Derek and Barry Elener as they escaped from an armed robbery at a travel agents in Bradford.
He followed the armed robbers with his friend Azram Hussain when the fleeing Nissan Sunny stopped.
Barry Elener emerged from the passenger side of the car and shot Tasawar with a semi-automatic pistol through the heart and the bullet lodged in his spine.
The Eleners were jailed for life and told by Mr Justice Wakerely that they would serve a minimum of 50 years between them before they were eligible for parole.
The judge said: "He was indeed a really brave man. He acted instinctively and without thought for himself.
"Tasawar and his friend acted in the interests of the public and justice and as a result a brave man lost his life.
"I pay the highest tribute I can to these two men."
Tasawar's grieving widow was left to raise his six-year-old daughter Haarisah and his other daughter Rafia, who is now eight months old but has never seen her father.
Det Supt Allan Doherty, who led the police investigation in to the brutal murder, said: "I hope they think it appropriate to award the Queen's Gallantry Medal.
"Naila would be proud to go to Buckingham Palace to receive any honour for Tasawar's bravery."