Remembering Deputy Dhaliwal: Here are some of the most powerful moments from his memorial

Take a look back at the powerful moments that defined the memorial for Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal on Oct. 2, 2019.

HOUSTON – Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal was killed in the line of duty last week and remembered as a hero Wednesday. 

Various speakers remembered the man's finest qualities and his service to the community. Here are some of the most powerful moments from those remembrances, as well as the ceremonial highlights of the day:

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An honor guard watches over the body of Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal after his casket arrives at the Berry Center in Houston on Oct. 2, 2019.

Poignant moments throughout the early-morning procession:

These are some of the early moments we captured as people come to gather to remember the fallen deputy.

Concerning his lifetime of service:

Dr. Hardam Singh Azad speaks at the funeral of Deputy Dhaliwal.

The impact on fellow first responders:

Army Capt. Simratpal Singh discusses Dhaliwal's impact on the law enforcement community.

Dhaliwal's message of service and love: 

A family friend speaks to the gathered assembly for Deputy Dhaliwal's funeral.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz discusses Dhaliwal's legacy: 

A fellow law enforcement officer discusses working with Deputy Dhaliwal:

A fellow law enforcement officer shares a funny story about Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal during his memorial service.

See all the powerful moments in this compilation from the day's events: 

Take a look back at the powerful moments that defined the memorial for Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal on Oct. 2, 2019.

 


About the Author:

Amanda Cochran is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist. She specializes in Texas features, consumer and business news and local crime coverage.