Shazad Saddique, 38, a police officer with Greater Manchester police died suddenly whilst on holiday in Scotland with his 13-year old son.
Mr Saddique, a father of three, whose wife is pregnant with his fourth child died at the popular tourist attraction Fairy Pools. His family have said he was on a “spiritual retreat.”
Scotland Police confirmed Mr Saddique’s death is not being treated as suspicious.
Focused on the local community and nature
PC Saddique had joined the GMP force only 12-months ago. GMP has said Mr Siddique enjoyed serving his community and had close relationships with his colleagues. His friends on the force have described him as an outstanding individual.
PC Saddique was active in his local community- he worked with an outreach programme focusing on youths in his local community. The programme focuses on helping the youth experience outdoor activities. PC Saddique was a fan of hiking, nature and trekking.
His family said: “ Shaz was the most selfless person you could ever hope to meet; he always put other people first and wanted to make every new experience a fun one.”
“He had a real passion for the outdoors and helping others, particularly young people in the community.”
“Deep in his heart, he felt very strongly about the youth outreach programs and getting young people out in the countryside to do fun activities.”
Manchester police: He was an outstanding individual and a role model
Chief Superintendent Neil Evans, (GMP) said: “Today is a very sad day for Greater Manchester Police.
“Although Shazad was only with us for a short amount of time, it is clear to see the significant impact he had, not only on the public but also on his colleagues.
“I spent some time with his close colleagues this morning and listened to all the lovely words they had to say about him, and the stories they had to tell.
“I think one of the main things which stood out to me, was just how much of an outstanding individual and role model he was.”
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