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Houston Police Department Honors Fallen Sikh Deputy by Allowing Officers to Serve With Their Articles of Faith

posted on November 19, 2019

CNN’s Harmeet Kaur reports that the Houston Police Department will allow officers to wear Sikh articles of faith when they are on duty. This policy honors Sandeep Dhaliwal, a Sikh officer killed while on duty in September. Kaur writes, “Dhaliwal gained national attention in 2015 when the sheriff’s department changed its policy to allow him to wear the Sikh turban and a beard as part of his uniform.” That exception is now official policy for the Houston Police Department. Nikki Singh, policy and advocacy manager for the Sikh Coalition says, “This policy change shows that no one should ever choose between their faith or their career, and also that these articles of faith pose no barrier to service.”

Read at CNN