Members of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department along with politicians and members of the Sikh community gathered this week in Houston for the official naming of a post office after Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal.
A gunman shot and killed Dhaliwal in the back during a routine traffic stop in 2019.
“Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal represented the very best of our community. He worked for equality and connection and community through his life of service to others,” said Rep Lizzie Fletcher(D-TX), according to KHOU.
“This will serve as a permanent reminder of Deputy Dhaliwal’s service, sacrifice, and example to us all,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said, reported ABC13.
Patch reports a portion of Beltway 8 near Highway 249 last year was also named after Dhaliwal.
According to KHOU, Dhaliwal received national attention when he became the first Texas deputy approved to wear a turban and beard while in uniform. Both are symbols of his faith.
He is remembered for his community service and fostering stronger ties between the Sheriff’s Department and the Indian American community.
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