Hundreds of people in Wolverhampton, UK, have paid reverence to a Sikh US troops officer who was killed during a slight unit in Texas final month.
The murder of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, 42 – who was hailed as a “trailblazer” for apropos a initial officer in Texas to wear a normal Sikh turban and brave – sent shockwaves by a US as good as in Sikh communities around a world.
Sun Kaur, of United Sikhs, pronounced that as a group’s homeland confidence director, Dhaliwal “lived bland in use of others”. She pronounced he “proudly wore his turban” to symbolize his fasten to “equality for all”.
Dhaliwal had been drawn to a life of village service, orator after orator recounted during a commemorative on Saturday.
His father served in a Indian Navy and his uncle, too had served in a Indian military.
Dhaliwal’s sister, Spring Vale sentinel Labour councillor Rupinderjit Kaur, also paid reverence to her hermit during a commemorative use that she had helped organise.
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“People contend he was in a wrong place during a wrong time though we contend he was in a right place since he was doing his duty,” she had pronounced when she initial schooled of his genocide in a US.
Both siblings were innate in India before relocating away. Mr Dhaliwal initial worked as a lorry motorist in Texas before after fasten a sheriff’s dialect 10 years ago, she recalled.
During a eulogy, Ms Kaur remembered her hermit saying: “Never concede with your faith to fit in. Be an example.
“If we [Sikhs] don’t tell a universe about ourselves, afterwards who will?”
Dhaliwal was shot in a behind of a conduct by a crook who feared going behind to prison, troops say. His murdering is not suspected of being a hatred crime.
Reporting by Minreet Kaur
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