Correa donates $10K to family of slain officer

October 1st, 2019

Astros shortstop donated $10,000 to the family of Harris County Deputy Sheriff Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, who died after being shot during a traffic stop on Friday.

Correa met with Dhaliwal's family on Monday to pay his respects to the officer, who was the first Sikh to become a deputy at a Houston-area sheriff's department. The 42-year-old Dhaliwal also went to Correa's native Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in 2017 to help citizens in the aftermath of the devastating storm.

"Thank you Sandeep for everything you did to help others here in Houston and Puerto Rico! Rest In Peace. you’ll always be remembered!," Correa posted on Twitter.

Dhaliwal also helped coordinate disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey, which impacted the Houston area that same summer. He was involved in numerous volunteer and charity efforts, within Houston and beyond.

Dhaliwal was a beloved member of his community, and there has been an outpouring of support following his death.

A GoFundMe campaign set up to help his wife and three children had raised more than $500,000 by Tuesday afternoon. Another campaign set up by United Sikhs had raised more than $190,000. Meanwhile, Papa John's restaurants in the Houston area announced that all profits from Tuesday's sales would be donated to Dhaliwal's family.