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Taptejdeep Singh biography: 13 things about Samuel Cassidy’s VTA co-worker from India

Taptejdeep Singh (©Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority)
Taptejdeep Singh (©Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority)

Taptejdeep Singh was an Indian-American man who worked at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in San Jose, Santa Clara County, CaliforniaUnited States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is Sarabjit Singh Gill‘s son, Inderjit Singh, Ranjit Singh and Amarjit Singh‘s nephew and Sukhwant Singh Dhillon’s uncle. (a) (b)
  2. He belonged to the Gagrewal village in Khadoor Sahib sub-division of the Tarn Taran district in Majha, Punjab, India. (a)
  3. In 2005, he and his younger brother Karman Singh moved from from India to the U.S. with their older sister, their parents and their uncles Inderjit, Singh and Amarjit. (a)
  4. He was a member of the Sikh community. He was a resident of Union City, Alameda County, California. He also previously lived in Hayward, Alameda County. (c) (d)
  5. He is Bagga Singh and Harpartap Singh’s cousin. (a) (b)
  6. He earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from California State University, East Bay in Hayward. (e)
  7. He was a real estate agent. He also had an insurance license. (f)
  8. In 2014, he started working at the VTA as a bus operator trainee. He later became a light rail operator. (b) (g)
  9. In 2019, his wife gave birth to their son. (e) (g)
  10. In 2020, his wife gave birth to their daughter. (e) (g)
  11. On May 25, 2021, he went back to work from vacation. (c)
  12. On May 26, 2021, he left the safety of his VTA office to warn others about an active shooter inn the building and warned other VTA employees who were expected to show up to the building soon via phone calls. He was fatally shot when he met the gunman, VTA employee Samuel James Cassidy, in a stairwell. Eight other VTA employees were also fatally shot. (c) (e)
  13. He died at the age of 36. Even in these moments of chaos, he was living by the values of Sikhi, which is living in service and protection of others, his brother Karman said on May 27, 2021. (b) (g)

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