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JAN 2021 Blues Vol 37 No. 1

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JAN 2021 Blues Vol 37 No. 1

Three Off-Duty Harris

Three Off-Duty Harris County Deputies Wounded Extra job at Set Nightclub turns deadly. HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Three HCSO deputies were shot and wounded at an off-duty extra job in Downtown Houston early Sunday, January 3. It happened around 2:20 a.m. outside the Set Nightclub in the 2900 block of Travis Street. The Deputies working at the club responded to a fight in the parking lot when 25-yearold Joseph Anthony Gonzalez opened fire, according to the Houston Police Dept. In a tweet posted Sunday night, HPD said Gonzalez has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault against a public servant and one count of felony possession of a weapon. He remains in the hospital and is stable. Two of the deputies were taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, while one was taken to Ben Taub Hospital. All three were recovering and reportedly in good spirits. “I don’t know what led him to shoot into a crowd where police officers and other citizens were, but we’ll find out,” Finner said. One of the deputies, a female, was shot in the abdomen and was taken into surgery. She was conscious and talking, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Another deputy, a male, was shot in the foot, and the third was shot in the hand and a lower extremity, the sheriff said. The gunman also shot and killed a woman on the scene who was later identified as the suspect’s mother. According to HPD, a brawl broke out around 2 a.m. outside the club in Houston’s midtown, and That’s when the off-duty deputies stepped in. “A tragic night but it could’ve been a lot worse,” Gonzalez said get your FREE SUBSCRIPTION to The BLUES, scan the QR code or click here. during a press briefing. “We’re just going to be out here lifting them up. We’re strong, we’re together and we’re going to pull through this. We’re going to make sure that both our agencies continue to work together in full support of the families. That’s the most important thing.” All three deputies are expected to make full recoveries. Post Office to be Named After Deputy Dhaliwal Addicks PO now Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Office The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Office Act to rename the post office at 315 Addicks Howell Rd. in our fallen brother’s memory. Though it is an impossible task to properly memorialize a man of his integrity and service, the resolution’s passage will serve as a permanent reminder of Deputy Dhaliwal’s lasting contributions to Harris County and affirm his deep, meaningful connections with our community. We are thankful to the entire Texas delegation for this effort to honor a committed public servant who touched countless lives and served as a trailblazer for the Sikh community. 16 The BLUES POLICE MAGAZINE The BLUES POLICE MAGAZINE 17

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