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Candlelight vigil planned for Deputy Dhaliwal on Monday night

The sheriff's office is asking the public to attend the vigil.

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.

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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.

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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.