SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A caravan of local law enforcement officers, which included motorcycles, patrol cars and cruisers, departed the Alamodome at 6 this morning on the way to Cypress, Texas for the funeral of a fallen deputy.  More officers were expected to join the group in Luling as they headed east to pay their respects to Harris County Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal .  Law enforcement agencies making the trip with SAPD included Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, Converse Police Department, Hill Country Village, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and Comal County  Sheriff’s Office.

This photo provided by Harris County Sheriff’s Office shows Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal. The funeral for Dhaliwal, a Texas sheriff’s deputy who was fatally shot during a traffic stop, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at the Berry Center in Cypress, near Houston. Dhaliwal, who was slain on Friday, Sept. 27 was the first Sikh deputy on the force. (Harris County Sheriff’s Office via AP)


He was the first Sikh HCSO deputy allowed to keep his beard and wear a turban while on duty. The 10-year veteran of the HCSO was shot and killed during a traffic stop last Friday.

A service was scheduled at 10:30 this morning in Cypress.

San Antonio police officer Douglas Greene, who was part of the caravan, said Dhaliwal was known for random acts of kindness. Greene urged those who want to pay their respects to the fallen deputy to perform a random act of kindness today in his memory.


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