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Honoring and Remembering Harris County Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal

“Fort Bend County mourns with the family and friends of Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, our neighbors at the Harris County Sheriff’s office, and all those throughout our community that were touched by the kindness of Deputy Dhaliwal over a storied and trailblazing career in law enforcement. He was a groundbreaking officer in our region, state, and country because he worked hard to break barriers and received permission to wear the garb of his Sikh faith on patrol paving the way for so many and inspiring countless in the process. Deputy Dhaliwal was a shining example of the values we hold dear in our diverse region by exuding compassion and understanding in every aspect of his career from connecting with the youth to serving by example during the disaster of Hurricane Harvey. As a mark of solemn respect for the downed law enforcement officer, by the authority vested in me, I hereby order the flags of Fort Bend County be flown at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019.”

Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls: “Deputy Dhaliwal led the way for others to serve their community without sacrificing the beliefs of their religion or culture. His death is truly a loss for our community.”

District Attorney Brian Middleton: “Due to Deputy Dhaliwal’s murder being apprehended and charged with capital murder, justice will be swift and proportionate to the crime. Deputy Dhaliwal paid the ultimate sacrifice for his service to the community. I and other law enforcement officials stand with Deputy Dhaliwal’s family and will insure Deputy Dhaliwal’s courage and service will never be forgotten.”