The casket of slain Harris County sheriff's Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal is carried toward a waiting hearse following funeral services at the Berry Center of Northwest Houston in Cypress, Texas, on Wednesday, October 2.
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Honoring Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, the pioneering Sikh sheriff's deputy who had a 'heart of gold'

Updated 11:24 PM ET, Wed October 2, 2019

The casket of slain Harris County sheriff's Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal is carried toward a waiting hearse following funeral services at the Berry Center of Northwest Houston in Cypress, Texas, on Wednesday, October 2.
Loren Elliott for CNN

Thousands gathered Wednesday, October 2, to honor Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, a 42-year-old Harris County sheriff's deputy who was shot and killed Friday during a traffic stop, in a public funeral at the Berry Center arena outside Houston.