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Resolution introduced in US Congress to Honor slain Indian-American police officer Dhaliwal

The 42-year-old Harris County sheriff’s deputy was gunned down September 27 while conducting a regular midsize traffic halt at northwest of Houston. He had been the first Sikh in Texas to be given a policy lodging to practice his faith while functioning as a police officer.

“Dhaliwal functioned while keeping his Sikh articles of faith, such as his turban (dastaar), steel bracelet (kara), along with unshorn hair (kesh) with no impediment, that have profound religious and ethical importance,” stated the resolution introduced by Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher on Thursday.

Dhaliwal enhanced law enforcement’s ethnic comprehension of Sikhs by helping to dispel stereotypes about what Americans seem to like. He served with distinction as an instance of the tireless contributions that religious minorities and marginalized communities reach the US, said the settlement, that was co-sponsored by 15 additional Congressmen.

Dhaliwal was widely considered a role model for Americans of all faiths wanting to serve their communities in law enforcement and the armed services,” it stated.