An American Muslim has become the first officer of Pakistani origin to assume the charge of a New York local precinct as its commanding officer.
Appointed as the Precinct Commander on July 7, Captain Adeel Rana received congratulations from various American Muslim groups and officers.
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Expressing his excitement, Cpt Rana said he was feeling proud to be able to lead the best men and women of the great department.
“Together we can make a difference. It is a historical event and great day for America!!!” he said.
Your service to your city and country is a service to your God/faith. Your dedication to your city and nation is a part of yours to your God/faith.
— Imam Shamsi Ali (@ShamsiAli2) July 7, 2020
Captain Rana is a trailblazer being the FIRST Muslim-American to lead a #NYPD patrol precinct.
— ᴊ. ʙᴀʟᴀɴᴋᴀ (@JBalanka) July 7, 2020
NYPD Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo congratulated Rana on the new position.
“Welcome aboard to Captain Adeel Rana as the NYPD’s first Pakistani-American Precinct Commander,” Pichardo wrote on Twitter.
Councillor Deutsch of the 48th Council District, said: “Congratulations to Captain Adeel Rana on his new appointment as CO of @NYPD84Pct.”