US Senate passes bill to name post office after slain Sikh police officer Dhaliwal

Vastavam web: The US Senate has unanimously handed a laws to call a submit workplace in Houston after slain Sikh police officer Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, who was gunned down within the line of obligation throughout a routine visitors cease a 12 months in the past. The US Home of Representatives had handed the bipartisan laws in September to rename the submit workplace at 315 Addicks Howell Street in Houston as “Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Put up Workplace Constructing.” The submit workplace named after Dhaliwal in Houston is just the second American submit workplace named after an Indian American. The primary one was named after the primary Indian American Congressman Dalip Singh Saund in Southern California in 2006.

“The US Postal Office on Addicks Howell Street in Houston will now function an enduring tribute to Deputy Dhaliwal’s trailblazing legacy for Sikh People and spiritual minorities in regulation enforcement, whereas the Put up Workplace in Castroville will function a memorial to Lance Corporal Rairdan and his fellow troopers who fell within the line of obligation,” Senator Purple Cruz mentioned. Each Lance Corporal Rairdan and Deputy Dhaliwal exemplify the notion of placing their neighbours earlier than themselves, Mentioned Senator John Cornyn.
“It is vital for us to recognise these heroes who’ve finished a lot for our neighborhood, and honouring them with a neighborhood submit workplace is a good way to spotlight their public service for future generations to come back,” he mentioned.

In 2015, Dhaliwal of the Harris County Sheriff’s workplace, turned the primary Sikh American in Texas to obtain a coverage lodging to serve whereas carrying his articles of religion, together with his turban and beard. He was the primary Sikh police officer to serve within the Harris County Sheriff’s Workplace and was a job mannequin and trailblazer for Sikh People and spiritual minorities that sought to serve in regulation enforcement. On September 27, 2019, Deputy Dhaliwal was killed within the line of obligation in service of his neighborhood.