Injured SLO County sheriff’s deputy escorted home

June 28, 2020

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the face during a manhunt earlier this month returned home from the hospital on Sunday.

Law enforcement escorted the vehicle transporting Nichols Dreyfus home, while locals cheered and waved flags from overpasses. Welcome Home Military Heroes hosted the home-coming event.

Following an ambush at the Paso Robles police department on June 10, Dreyfus and another deputy went to assist in the manhunt. While the two deputies searched the downtown area, the Mason Lira shot Dreyfus in the face.

Dreyfus was then flown to a trauma center out of the area where he underwent surgery for his injuries. The following day, deputies shot and killed Lira.

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We celebrate the return home of a hero who was unfortunate enough to take a bullet for our protection. We honor all police who put themselves in harms way. We pray that God keeps these men and women safe. We pledge to support and honor those who serve our communities. We vow to punish those who would do any of them harm.

That’s great news! Welcome back home. I pray his healing will be complete, and a full life will follow. May God bless you and your family.