Texas deputy shot to death during traffic stop
A Harris County sheriff’s deputy was shot to death during a traffic stop Friday afternoon west of Jersey Village.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez identified the deputy as Sandeep Dhaliwal, a 10-year sheriff’s office veteran, according to Houston media reports.
“I’m sad to share with you that we’ve lost one of our own. Our @HCSOTexas was unable to recover from his injuries. There are no words to convey our sadness. Please keep his family and our agency in your prayers,” Gonzalez tweeted.
Gonzalez said the deputy was shot repeatedly from behind.
Dhaliwal was flown to Memorial Hermann Houston Hospital where he died.
Deputies have detained a possible suspect in the shooting, Gonzalez tweeted.
“We believe scene is contained and no current threat to community.”
Dhaliwal was Harris County's first Sikh deputy.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statement expressing sympathy to the deputy’s family, friends and colleagues.
“This tragic loss is a grave reminder of the risks that our law enforcement officers face every single day. I thank the officers who bravely responded to apprehend the suspect, and I assure you that the state of Texas is committed to bringing this killer to justice.”