Houston first Sikh policeman Sandeep Dhaliwal was shot dead following a verbal spat with a car driver.
Sandeep Dhaliwal was a pioneer and paved way for other Sikhs to join the department in the region.
Harris County Sherrif tweeted: “A Harris County resident sent us a video of fallen Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal. “He laughed and joked with all of us, and left a bright impression on my son who is deaf,” she said. Deputy Dhaliwal is an incredible loss not only to our HCSO family but to the entire community.”
Sandeep Dhaliwal met with the tragedy while on his way back to patrol car. On Friday evening, a man got off his vehicle and shot him when he was heading back to his patrol car during the traffic stop. The accused has been identified as Robert Solis, 47, who has been arrested on charges of capital murder.
Texas police confirmed that a murder weapon was recovered from Solis while the Texas government in an official statement said Dhaliwal’s death was a tragic loss and reminder of risks that the police officers have to undergo every day.
Harris County Sherrif Ed Gonzalez said he was shot while conducting a traffic stop. Remembering Dhaniwal, Gonsalez asserted that he wore his turban with praise and was looked upon by all.
Texas government spokesperson Greg Abbott thanked the officers for audaciously handling difficult situations and assured the people that it was committed to bringing justice to the deceased.