Sheriff’s Sergeant Killed In Borderline Bar Shooting Laid To Rest

Lawrence Kim
November 16, 2018

At a tribute held Thursday to honor Helus' memory, a pastor at the Calvary Community Church noted that Helus proposed to Karen inside what is now the Borderline Bar. "November 15, 1987. Isn't that wild?"

But the ironic parts of their life as a couple did not stop there. Helus slipped a blue box with her engagement ring inside into Karen's black purse.

"I can't bring him back". History. They were in the old Charley Brown's Restaurant, which is now the Borderline.

"He loved mentoring and building people", said Day.

A casket with the body of Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus is carried into the Calvary Community Church on Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, in Westlake Village, Calif.

While brush fires are nothing new in California, Chuck Taylor seems to believe that this latest one that's engulfing the golden state was begun in order to distract everyone from the mass shooting that left 13 dead at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks last week (Nov. 7). He has been hailed a hero for rushing into the bar upon hearing reports of the shooting. Mass shootings have become so common that one of the victims in Thousand Oaks, Telemachus Orfanos, had survived a previous mass shooting - at the country music festival in Las Vegas a year ago in which 58 people were murdered.

Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub eulogized the man he served with.

"He entered the nightclub with no other objective than to defend the defenseless and save their lives", Ayub said. His last words to her were in a phone call: "I love you". "And lives he did save".

Friends of Helus often heard him say, "Support your team, complete your mission, go home to your families".

"I'm so proud of you and the person you were". I will miss you and your hugs and our life together.

Helus, 54, who is survived by his wife and son, was one of the first responders on the scene. I will see you again.

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