Harris County Post Office renamed after deputy killed in 2019 traffic stop

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Two years after Harris County Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal was killed, a U.S. Post Office in west Harris County has been named in his honor.

On Tuesday, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, local district leaders and the USPS honored Dhaliwal with the office dedication. The post office is located at 315 Addicks Howell Road.

"This will serve as a permanent reminder of Deputy Dhaliwal's service, sacrifice, and example to us all," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.

Congress approved the renaming of the post office and it was signed into law by former President Donald Trump.

Dhaliwal was a well-known deputy, who was considered a trailblazer for being the department's first Sikh deputy. Dhaliwal was conducting a routine traffic stop in September 2019 when he was killed.

In 2020, a portion of Beltway 8 was renamed in his honor as well. Signs are up along the Beltway near Highway 249 in northwest Harris County, renaming that stretch the HCSO Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Memorial Tollway.

Members of the Sikh community were at the post office Tuesday morning as it was renamed after him.


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