Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, the first US turbaned Sikh police officer in Houston, Texas, has been shot and killed.
The incident happened on Friday when traffic was stopped in Northwest Harris County, Houston. Sandeep has been serving for 10 years. When Sandeep stopped the traffic, a woman and a man were riding in a vehicle.
One of them came out and opened fire on Sandeep. The local police official said the accused fled to the shopping center after the shooting. Attackers has been arrested at last.
According to Administrative Officer Ed Gonzalez, the investigating officers found some pictures of camera imprisonment near Dhaliwal during duty. With the help of which the attacker has been captured. The footage was shared with each of the officers. Police also seized the car of the attacker. A woman was also arrested in the attacker’s car.
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar paid condolence to the Indian-American cop this morning. “Deeply grieved to learn of the shooting of Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, a Sikh Indian-American officer in Houston. We have just visited that city. My condolences to his family,” he tweeted.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also tweeted his tribute. “The killing of Harris Co Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal is especially saddening. A groundbreaking member of law enforcement who patrolled while wearing the outward signs of his Sikh faith, put his religion’s imperative of selfless service on display for all to see,” he wrote.
Commissioner Adrian Garcia said – Dhaliwal was a very good officer. They were an example to many. They represented their community with the utmost respect and pride.