Houston Post Office renamed in honour of late Sikh-American cop Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal

Local representatives, law enforcement officers, and other members of the Houston community gathered at a West Houston Post Office to honor the late Sikh Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy in a post office naming ceremony.

Houston Post Office renamed in honour of late Sikh-American cop Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal
Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal (left) and Sheriff Adrian Garcia (right). Source: Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

A post office in West Houston has been renamed “Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Office” eponymously in honor of the Indian-American police officer who was gunned down in the line of duty in 2019.

Deputy Dhaliwal was the first Sikh sheriff's deputy in Harris County, when he had joined the force over a decade ago. He had originally made national headlines when he became Texas’s first law enforcement officer to be allowed to wear a dastaar (religious turban) and grow his beard while on the job.