‘Trailblazer’ Texas Sikh Deputy Killed During Traffic Stop

By Associated Press |

This photo provided by Harris County Sheriff’s office shows Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal. Dhaliwal was shot and killed while making a traffic stop, Sept. 27, 2019 near Houston, Texas./VOA

JERSEY VILLAGE, Texas — A sheriff’s deputy described as “a trailblazer” because he was the first Sikh deputy of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office when he joined the force 10 years ago, was shot and killed while making a traffic stop Friday near Houston.

Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, 42, was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Hospital after the 12:45 p.m. shooting in a residential cul-de-sac 18 miles (29 kilometers) northwest of Houston.

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