Press Releases

Thursday 06/11/2020 10:17 AM - Wounded Deputy Identified

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Wounded Deputy Identified
Date and Time of Incident: 6-10-20, Approximately 3:45 AM
Place of Occurrence: Paso Robles Police Department, 900 Park Street, Paso Robles
Victim Information: Nicholas Dreyfus, 28
Suspect Information: Mason James Lira, 26, transient
Details of News Release: The Sheriff's Office is releasing the identity of the Deputy who was wounded in the active shooter incident which occurred on 6-10-20 in Paso Robles. The Deputy is identified as 28-year old Nicholas Dreyfus. He began with the Sheriff's Office in October 2018. He is currently assigned to our North County Sheriff's Station in Templeton. While searching for the suspect in the active shooter incident, Dreyfus was shot in the face. He was transported to a local hospital and then flown to a trauma center out of the area where he underwent surgery for his injuries. The surgery was successful. He is listed in guarded condition and his prognosis is good. Dreyfus is married. His wife and family members are with him as he recovers.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Thursday 06/11/2020 10:17 AM