Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Ronald Lee Helus

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Thursday, November 8, 2018

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Reflections for Sergeant Ronald Lee Helus

Not a day goes by I don't thank God for your service to the community and the care for your family. See you in a little while, brother. -bdc

Brian Clark

March 13, 2024

I was a high school student at the time and never had the honor to meet you personally. Sergeant, you are a true hero and I can’t help but think about the sacrifice you made for our community. When others ran out, you ran in and put your life on the line to protect others. I can’t put my gratitude into words. You will not be forgotten and will go down in history as a hero.

Rest In Peace Sergeant

Ventura County Resident

January 6, 2022

I never met you sir, but you are a real hero. I got lucky enough while on a ride along with ventura county sheriff to go to your house and celebrate your life. We’ve got your 6. Rest in peace brother.


October 29, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Helus.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 23, 2019

I wish I had posted this long time ago. I never met SGT. Helus but his death hit me differently. I was still living in LA when it happened and I woke up in the middle of the night for some reason and turned on the news. The worst news I’ve read because it was about an hour and a half away from where I was. I remember seeing his face and reading the story and I honestly started to tear up. Back in March of this year, I ordered a memorial band in honor of SGT Helus and haven’t taken it off my left wrist ever since. I hope to still wear it when I put in my application for a department after I graduate with my bachelors next year.

Rest easy sir.

Brandon D.

October 2, 2019

I met Ron in 90's he was always a pleasant man , growing up in Thousand Oaks you would never think this would happen here . The Borderline was the former Charlie Browns restaurant as a kid , if you grew up in Thousand Oaks there is a pretty good chance you have been inside this building at one time on another.
Thank you Sgt. Helus for your dedication and bravery to the residents of Thousand Oaks and Ventura County . The County was very lucky to have you protecting them .

T Campbell

August 7, 2019

1 mile of my run was in remembrance and memorial of you sir. Rest easy brother.

Lance Corporal Thomas Graham
South Carolina Highway Patrol

April 19, 2019

Sgt. Helus, You were an amazing man and a true guardian of the people of Ventura Co. You were selfless, fair, and compassionate, and made a positive impact in the county you loved, served, and protected.

Paramedic Curtis Hook
AMR Ventura Co.

February 24, 2019

It always amazes me how when a person starts shooting and while everyone else is running FROM the gunfire , you guys run TOWARDS the gunfire. May you now ready in in peace in God's loving arms.

Bradley Baker
No relation

January 17, 2019

Rest in peace Sergeant Helus.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 10, 2019

Sgt.Helus it was an honor to attend your services and pay respect to a hero who made the ultimate sacrifice for the community. I sir thank you for your service but now its time to rest my brother, your brothers and sisters in LEO will handle from here until we meet in heaven.

Officer Michael Gonzalez
Pacific Grove Police Department

December 24, 2018

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Sergeant Ron Helus. Please know we are eternally grateful for Ron’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Sergeant Helus, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office for Ron’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Sergeant Helus’s family.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired

Jerry M. Rhodes
Detective, Dallas Police Department Retired
Law Enforcement Outreach

Jerry M. Rhodes
Dallas Police Department (retired)

December 17, 2018


Bobby Jenkins
Florida State FOP

December 13, 2018

Warrior Sergeant Helus ran in while others ran out. As bullets flew, he shielded the flock from danger and engaged the wolf head on. Sergeant Helus gave the ultimate sacrifice and will never be forgotten. We'll take it from here Sarge. Protect us from above sir!

Detective M.R. Warren #93
Newark PD, California

December 10, 2018

Thank you for your service Sarge; a true hero. God bless you and your family.

Police Officer
Dallas Police Department

November 29, 2018

Sadly, I never had the honor of serving with you but I am very happy to call you a brother. You gave your all and for that we are all eternally grateful. May your sacrifice and your memory live on forever.

Corrections Officer K. Ryan
Ventura County Probation

November 26, 2018

You ran towards the gun fire and in so doing, gave your life in defense of those many frightened civilians, praying for someone to help them. You were the answer to those prayers. Your death was not in vain but is a tragic loss, nonetheless. God bless Ron, you will be sorely missed.
Thank you sir!

Deputy Sheriff (retired)

November 23, 2018

Your a Hero, and Your Sacrifice doesn’t go unnoticed...You saved many Lives and will be Greatly Missed. Prayers for the Family and Dept. Hold the Line! Back the Blue!

Firefighter Pete Parsons

November 22, 2018

You gave all in the ultimate testament of love for your community. There is no greater love.

RN Dan Conner

November 20, 2018

I hope your family can take comfort in knowing that when you met Jesus face to face His words were of mighty praise to you. "Well done my good and faithful servant, well done!" Thank you for your heroism every day you put on that uniform and for the sacrifices you made to save so many throughout the years. Soar with the angels!!

Citizen Penny Dulaff

November 19, 2018

You sacrifice will never go unrecognized. "... whoever opposes the authority has taken a stand against the arrangement of God; those who have taken a stand against it will bring judgement on themselves." Rom 13:2

Detective Sergeant (Ret.) Tom Kauffman

November 18, 2018

You sacrifice will never go unrecognized. "... whoever opposes the authority has taken a stand against the arrangement of God; those who have taken a stand against it will bring judgement on themselves." Rom 13:2

Detective Sergeant (Ret.) Tom Kauffman

November 18, 2018

Sgt. Helus,

May you rest in the arms of our Lord and may he be with your family.

Thank you for your sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

November 18, 2018

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

November 17, 2018

Your bravery will not be forgotten! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, co-workers and the victims of this senseless act. Deepest and heartfelt sympathy to all of them. RIP.

Marie Catrino
NJ Citizen

November 16, 2018

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