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Deputy injured in Paso Robles shooting wrote about answering call to protect community

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office

PASO ROBLES, Calif. - The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputy who was shot and seriously injured in Paso Robles Wednesday said he was willing to put his life on the line to protect his community.

Nicholas Dreyfus was shot when responding to an active shooter situation in Paso Robles. The suspected shooter remains wanted by law enforcement.

Earlier this month, Dreyfus wrote about his experience in law enforcement and how he felt drawn to protect his community.

In your most tragic days, we will be there to help pull you through.
When someone is trying to break into your house, we will be there.
When your lives are in danger, we will intercept that danger and protect you.
When your family member is suicidal, we will be there to intervene.
We will willingly run into a school toward the gunfire to save your children from active shooters.
We will lay down our lives in your defense and in defense of the people you love.
We will do these things with little to no hesitation.

Remember that.

Nicholas Dreyfus on Facebook

The post was in response to protests that are taking place nationwide regarding police brutality and social injustice.

Dreyfus defended his profession and said he felt discouraged in recent days due to blanket statements regarding police officers. It is important to note that there is no indication that this shooting is at all connected to recent protests.

The post has been shared hundreds of times and has now been filled with words of well wishes and appreciation.

You can read the entire post in its entirety here.

Donations for Dreyfus and his family can be made through the San Luis Obispo Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation. You can make a donation by mail using the following information:

SLO LEAF
In the name of Deputy Nick Dreyfus
PO BOX 13126
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-3126

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