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Powerful cartoon memorializes Deputy Dhaliwal's compassion

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A London artist is doing what he can to honor slain Harris County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, whose compassion and Sikh faith defined his role as a lawman.

Dhaliwal, a 10-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office, was killed Friday when he was shot in the back of the head during a traffic stop in northwest Harris County. The deputy made history in 2015 as the first Texas law enforcement officer to be allowed to wear a dastaar (turban) and keep a beard, among other articles of his faith, while on duty. 

Twitter used @Inkquisitive posted a powerful cartoon image of Dhaliwal hugging a child.

 

 

The Sikh deputy is in his law enforcement uniform and donning a turban.

It's a powerful image and is making waves on Twitter, receiving nearly 2,000 likes as of 4:40 p.m. Tuesday.