Funeral services for the trailblazing Indian-American Sikh police officer, who was shot multiple times and killed in an ambush-style attack in the US State of Texas, has been set for October 2. A pall of gloom has fallen over a shocked Houston community since the shooting of Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal during a mid-day traffic stop on Friday, and people have been lining up to pay their respects and show their support for the Houston County Sheriff Office Deputy.Dhaliwal, a 10-year veteran of the department, made national headlines when he was allowed to grow a beard and wear a turban on the job in 2015. The first member of the Sikh community to join the sheriff’s office, he’s survived by his wife and three children.A law-enforcement ceremony and a Sikh religious ceremony have been scheduled for the 42-year-old Dhaliwal on Wednesday.A group of volunteers are tying black and blue ribbons to give to anyone who wants to show their support for law enforcement or Dhaliwal.
Volunteers are standing in the street at the park to meet people at their cars and give them a ribbon or accept their donations. A GoFundme page has been established to help.Two people were taken into custody, according to the sheriff’s office. Local authorities identified 47-year-old Robert Solis as one of the suspects. Solis was charged with capital murder. The judge set no bond at his first court hearing.
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