House passes bill to name Houston post office after slain Sikh deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal

Houston deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal made national headlines in 2015 when the sheriffs office changed their policy to allow Dhaliwal to grow out his facial hair and wear a traditional Sikh turban while on patrol.

On September 27, 2019, the 10 year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop in Harris County, Texas.

Just a year after his death, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill to name a Houston post office after the slain deputy.

“The Houston community, and the entire Sikh American community thank Congresswomen Fletcher for her efforts and dedication in making this bill a reality”, said SALDEF Regional Director Bobby Singh. “She has been the key legislator who worked passionately with her colleagues in Congress to bring this to a successful vote.”. 

Read more via Houston Chronicle

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