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Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus 'Died A Hero' In California Shooting
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Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus ‘Died A Hero’ In California Shooting

Ventura Country Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus died “a hero” in Wednesday’s shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, Sheriff Geoff Dean said. Helus was among least 12 killed when a gunman opened fire on the popular nightspot for local college students outside Los Angeles.

Helus, among the first law enforcement responders, entered the front door of the bar with a highway patrol officer, according to reports. He was shot multiple times before his fellow officer could move him out of the way. Helus later died from his injuries.

Helus had been on the force for 29 years and was to retire in a year, CBS News noted.

“He was totally committed,” Dean said. “He gave his all and tonight, as I told his wife, he died a hero … because he went in to save lives.”


Helus also owned a business called Gun Control, specializing in firearms training,according to his Facebook page. He was a University of Oklahoma graduate, lived in West Hills, and had served as Ventura County supervisor since 1989. 

Source HuffPost

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