Carlos Correa donates $10,000 to slain deputy's family

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Monday, September 30, 2019
Carlos Correa donates $10,000 to slain deputy's family
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"Thank you Sandeep for everything you did to help others here in Houston and Puerto Rico!" wrote the Astros shortstop in a tweet. "Rest In Peace. You'll always be remembered!"

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is stepping in to help the family of Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, who lost his life after he was shot during a traffic stop Friday.

Correa met with the Dhaliwal family Monday afternoon and donated $10,000 during their time of need. He said he felt compelled to make the donation after hearing of the deputy's shooting.

Deputy Dhaliwal did a lot of work in Puerto Rico, Correa's home country, helping them recover from Hurricane Maria in 2017.

"We are ready to go help our brothers and sisters in #PuertoRico," wrote Dhaliwal on Instagram. He also posted a video alongside Harris County commissioner, Adrian Garcia, from the trip.

Dhaliwal changed the lives of many, according to community members, and was the first deputy to wear a turban and a beard, blending the articles of faith of his Sikh religion with his uniform.

During Sunday's game, the Houston Texans held a moment of silence for Dhaliwal before their game against the Panthers.

Papa John's pizza is also making a generous offer to help support Dhaliwal's family. On Tuesday, the chain will donate profits from its greater Houston-area locations to the deputy's family.

READ MORE: Papa John's to donate profits to family of fallen deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal on Tuesday

A GoFundme page has been established to help. You can donate by clicking here.

The HCSO Benevolence Association has also set up a portal to donate. You can find more on those efforts by clicking here.


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