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AUSTIN, TEXAS

 In July 1965, a discussion between Past International President Carl Bowen and former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover resulted in the birth of the Optimist International Respect for Law community activity.  The Greater Southwest Optimist Club instituted this program in February of 2012 which results in presenting an outstanding law enforcement officer and or an outstanding citizen with a Respect for Law commendation.   Respect for Law recipients include:




RESPECT FOR LAW