Houston pays tribute to 'humble' and 'fearless' deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal

Hundreds of mourners turned out for a candlelight vigil near Houston Monday night for slain Harris County Sheriff's...

Thousands of police officers, Sikh believers and Houston-area residents turned out for daylong ceremonies Wednesday to honor as "humble" and "fearless" Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, who was shot to death during a traffic stop last week.

Dhaliwal, 42, was the first Sikh sheriff’s deputy in Harris County, part of a Gulf Coast region that is home to as many as 10,000 Sikhs.

At the service, Simratpal Singh, a U.S. Army captain, flanked by other members of the Sikh community in military service, described Dhaliwal as "humble, fearless, not dissuaded by negativity."

"Our lion may be gone physically, but his legacy of selfless service and of breaking down barriers will continue to live," he said.

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