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Old 9 November 2018, 01:09 AM   #1
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Officer Down Ventura County Sheriffs Dept

Sergeant Ron Helus was shot and killed after responding to an active shooter at a bar at 99 Rolling Oaks Drive in Thousand Oaks last night.

When he arrived, Sergeant Helus heard gunfire coming from inside the bar, which was occupied by nearly 200 college students. He immediately made entry into the bar and confronted the shooter but was shot and severely wounded. Civilians and other deputies pulled Sergeant Helus from the bar.

Sergeant Helus was taken to a local hospital where he died from his wounds. Eleven citizens were also shot and killed in the incident, and numerous others were wounded

The suspect was later found dead inside the bar.

Sergeant Helus served with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office for 29 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

Godspeed my brother, you now Rest among many heroes.

Please do not turn this remembrance post into anything political, thank you.
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Old 9 November 2018, 01:19 AM   #2
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God speed and thank you to a true hero.
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Old 9 November 2018, 01:28 AM   #3
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This is just horrible. GodSpeed....
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Old 9 November 2018, 01:29 AM   #4
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Such a horrible act. Thank you Sergeant Helus for your service. Condolences to your family.
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Old 9 November 2018, 01:41 AM   #5
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Another brave and selfless act, thank you for your service.. RIP
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Old 9 November 2018, 01:52 AM   #6
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Rest in peace Sergeant Helus. Condolences to all the victims.
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Old 9 November 2018, 01:54 AM   #7
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Old 9 November 2018, 02:15 AM   #8
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A very brave guy.
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Old 9 November 2018, 02:31 AM   #9
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RIP to all victims.

This hit way too close to home. I went to HS with the shooter. Unbelievable.
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Old 9 November 2018, 02:33 AM   #10
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I read that he was speaking with his wife on the telephone when he got this call. Told her he loved her and would see her when he got home. Heartbreaking.

When my wife, who's still a working police officer, leaves for work; I watch her car all the way down the driveway and onto the main road.

Because you never know.
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Old 9 November 2018, 02:47 AM   #11
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All too familiar situation - and sad for all the families...

What makes the Sgt.s passing so poignant is that he ran towards the source of the shots. He put himself into the line of fire thus distracting the perpetrator. This, in my mind, saved some lives while endangering his own.

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Old 9 November 2018, 05:42 AM   #12
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Very said, I know people who know two employees of the bar, fortunately they are OK physically.

Condolences to the families of the fallen.
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Old 9 November 2018, 05:54 AM   #13
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It was reported that the Sergeant was only 2 days away from retirement.
Incredible bravery on his part. RIP sir.
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Old 9 November 2018, 07:35 AM   #17
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Rest in peace Sergeant Helus.
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So sorry to hear. May he rest in peace. Thought and prayers to his family both blood and blue.
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Old 9 November 2018, 10:34 AM   #21
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RIP.

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Way too tragic, RIP to all that lost their lives
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A true hero! Probably saved countless lives. RIP!
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Horrible tragedy.
Prayers to all affected.
Rest in Peace Officer.
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A true hero. Thoughts and prayers to all the victims and their families. A sad day in America.
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Old 9 November 2018, 12:59 PM   #26
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Thank you for your selfless act! RIP Officer.

And RIP to all the victims.
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