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Arroyo Grande recognizes police sergeant injured in search for active shooter in Paso Robles

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Posted at 12:50 PM, Aug 18, 2020

An Arroyo Grande police sergeant injured after being shot during an active shooter incident in June in Paso Robles was recognized by City officials Monday.

The City of Arroyo Grande says Sergeant Michael Smiley was on the regional SWAT team that assisted in the search for an active shooter in Paso Robles.

During the search, Smiley was hit by gunfire in the calf on June 11.

“The City truly appreciates Smiley's continued dedication and loyalty to the community as well as his courage to ensure the freedom of others,” the City said in a press release.

Three other officers from various agencies were also injured and a Paso Robles man killed during the two-day shooting spree, which ended when the suspect was shot and killed.

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