Slain sheriff deputy may be honored with naming of post office

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A popular sheriff deputy from Texas killed during a traffic stop may be honored with the naming of a post office in Houston, reports India West.

Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Texas) introduced a bill that would rename a post office in Houston in honor of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal.

“Deputy Dhaliwal represented the very best of our community: he worked for equality, connection, and community through his life of service to others,” said Fletcher.

Dhaliwal’s family expressed gratitude for Fletcher’s proposal.

“The support and kindness we have received from the Houston community and people around the country has been both inspiring and comforting in this difficult time,” said Pyara Singh Dhaliwal, the deputy sheriff’s father,“ according to Indica News. “My family is grateful to Congresswoman Fletcher for her work to recognize my son’s legacy and his love for the people of this city. We urge everyone, Sikh or not, to remember Sandeep by following his example of seva and committing to doing good for those around you wherever you live.”

The suspect in the shooting , Robert Solis, is being held without bail. Police say Solis fired a single shot during a traffic stop in September, hitting the deputy in the neck.

“We will continue to work to find ways to honor the deputy’s legacy and ensure that Sikh Americans can serve in all professions, including uniformed public service,” said Sim J. Singh of the Sikh Coalition.

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