Union Institute & University Honors Officer Harminder Grewal with a Posthumous Degree

Grewal Family: Son, Mother, Father, Galt Police Chief Brian Kalinowski, Dr. Nelson Soto, Union Provost & Executive VP of Academic Affairs, and Prab Gill, Program Director.

Union Institute & University awarded Galt Police Officer Harminder Grewal a posthumous bachelor’s degree in criminal justice management on Dec. 3, 2021, in a ceremony attended by family and colleagues at the Galt Police Department. Grewal was just short of completing his degree when he was killed in the line of duty. Dr. Nelson Soto, Union Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, made the presentation.

“On behalf of Union, I offer our condolences to Officer Grewal’s family,” said Dr. Karen Schuster Webb, Union President, in a statement. “We understand that the value of education was held high in his family and everyone was looking forward to celebrating the completion of his studies. It is with a heavy heart, but with deep respect, that we pay this tribute of remembrance to Officer Grewal by awarding him this posthumous degree.”

Grewal was a two-and-a-half-year veteran of the department. In August, Grewal succumbed to injuries he sustained in a head-on vehicle crash.



To learn more about Union’s criminal justice management program, visit CJM.