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:
Please see attached map of parking plan for Deputy Dhaliwal funeral service @BerryCenter expect traffic delays on Barker-Cypress. Green lot is public parking & can be accessed from West Rd, Blue lot is for L.E. & can be accessed from Barker-Cypress, Yellow lot is for Media pic.twitter.com/n8xChukbu5
— CFISD Police Dept (@CFISDPDChief) September 30, 2019
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 funeral ceremony for Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal will be Wednesday 10/2 at the Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress. Sikh religious ceremony at 10:30 a.m., law enforcement ceremony at 11:30. Public welcome at both, space permitting. #hounews
— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) September 28, 2019
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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