HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Thousands are expected at the services to say a final farewell to Sandeep Dhaliwal, the Harris County Sheriff’s deputy who was gunned down during a traffic stop last week.

The public is invited to a law enforcement ceremony and a Sikh religious ceremony Wednesday at the Berry Center, located at 8877 Barker Cypress Rd. in Cypress.

The Berry Center holds 11,000 people.

The Cy-Fair ISD police chief tweeted a parking guide for the location:

Dhaliwal, a 10-year veteran of HCSO, was the first member of the Sikh community to join the sheriff’s office. He’s survived by his wife and three children.

The traditional Sikh funeral rites will start with a priest singing sacred hymns. At different points during the ceremony, the priest will pause to translate for those who do not speak Punjabi.

After the service, members of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office will say their goodbyes to Dhaliwal with full honors and a 21-gun salute.

The following people are expected to speak during the law enforcement ceremony:
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick
County Judge Lina Hidalgo
Commissioner Adrian Garcia
Mayor Sylvester Turner
NJ Atty Gen Gurbir S. Grewal
Sgt. Adam Lightfoot
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez

Members of the national Sikh community are expected to arrive from all over the country and have asked people attending to wear navy blue.

Deputy Dhaliwal attended the Sikh National Center twice a week with his family.

Following the law enforcement ceremony the family and HCSO will go to the funeral home for the cremation.

Watch the ceremonies live at ABC13.com.

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