HOUSTON — The Harris County Sheriff's Office has planned a public candlelight vigil for fallen Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal.
The vigil is scheduled for this Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Deputy Darren Goforth Park. The park is located in northwest Harris County at 9118 Wheat Cross Drive.
Deputy Dhaliwal was conducting a traffic stop Friday afternoon when he was shot and killed from behind. He was taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he later died.
His funeral is set for Wednesday at the Berry Center on Barker Cypress.
Deputy Dhaliwal was a 10-year veteran of HCSO who leaves a wife and three children.
Last week Sheriff Gonzalez said Deputy Dhaliwal was the first member of the Sikh community to become a Harris County Sheriff's deputy. He beamed with pride in 2015 when the department announced Deputy Dhaliwal could wear his turban and beard.