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Paso Robles police award first responders after June's active shooting incident

Posted at 6:13 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 21:14:01-04

The Paso Robles Police Department is recognizing the bravery of three first responders for their actions during June's active shooting at the police station.

Dispatcher McKinley earned the bronze medal of valor. She was the one who initially spotted the gunman, warning officers and firefighters.

Battalion Chief Harris was awarded the citizen of valor award. He helped rescue Deputy Dreyfus who was shot in the face loading him into an SUV and taking him to get medical attention.

Sergeant Leah earned the department's highest honor, the gold medal of valor.

Wearing only sweatpants, sandals and a t-shirt, he got Deputy Dreyfus away from danger and used his radio to get the help which saved his life.