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

I am a wife of a fallen officer and can say just how sorry I am for the loss in your family. He died protecting others. What an honorable thing any person can do in life.

Laura Archuleta
Wife of Deputy Daniel Archuleta

November 8, 2018

To Sgt. Ron Helus'family -

You Husband, Father, Son, Brother and best friend died a HERO yesterday. His actions saved countless lives. I salute him and the sacrifices he and you made over the past nearly 30 years putting our safety over his to keep us safe. Know he will be missed, never forgotten and that God's blessings are headed your way.

Joe Tait

November 8, 2018

Rest in peace. I offer my thoughts and prayers for your family. There is not enough thanks to be given for what law enforcement provides to their communities.

K. Lino
CDCR employee

November 8, 2018

Sgt. Ron Helus is in the arms of angels ...
He was a hero to go into the club to do what he did best.
My prayers go out to his family and the the LEOs in the community.

Eileen Wilkerson
Concerned Sr. Citizen from Asheville, NC

November 8, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

November 8, 2018

I am saddened to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Sergeant Ron Helus. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the golden streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and peers.

T W Martinez, Retired and FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

November 8, 2018

Thank-you for your brave and selfless actions. RIP my brother.

1st. Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police Department

November 8, 2018

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

November 8, 2018

Godspeed brother in blue. Prayers to your family and family in blue. May your rest in Eternal Paradise

Police Officer Elizabeth Gamez
Cicero Police Dept.

November 8, 2018

We at the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and department of this Deputy. May he Rest In Peace.

Recruit Michael Martin
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

November 8, 2018

All give some, some give all. Rest in Peace!

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake OH PD

November 8, 2018

A true hero ...
From Chile i saw the terrible news and I felt his departure as my own partner. I am also a policeman in my country, i belong to Carabineros de Chile and his action moves me.
I send to his family and his partners, representing my person, my humble and profound respect for his memory.

Capitán E. Rodríguez
Carabineros de Chile

November 8, 2018

In memory of Ronald Lee Helus
A true and faithful man who gave his life saving others and the thing he loved to do on November 7, 2018 in this location. God alone understands.

The Lord said, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."--KJV John 15:13

Dear Helus and other families,
I am sorry for your loss. May his memory be eternal! He is a hero! He is in heaven with God! Rest easy, dear soul. Best wishes. Well done, Ronald! God bless him and his family.


November 8, 2018

Sarge, your action to protect your community and innocent lives represents the best of the badge. Your sacrifice was truly the definition of “to protect and serve.” My thoughts and prayers go out to your wife and son, as well as to your Ventura County Sheriff’s Department family.
God has a special deputy walking the streets of heaven tonight.

Officer Sandra Secrest #714 Retired)
Carrollton Texas Police Department

November 8, 2018


Somebody killed a policeman today .... And a part of America died…. A piece of our country he swore to protect .... Will be buried with him at his side.... The beat that he walked was a battlefield too,.... Just as if he had gone off to war, .... Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half-mast .... To his name they will add a gold star.... The suspect that shot him will stand up in court .... With counsel demanding his rights,.... While a young widowed mother must work for her kids .... And spend many long, lonely nights... .. Yes, somebody killed a policeman today…. Maybe in your town or mine,.... While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors.... A cop put his life on the line.... Now his ghost walks the beat on a dark city street, .... And he stands at each new rookie's side; .... He answered the call… of himself gave his all,.... And a part of America died.

Prayers and condolences to family, friends, the Ventura Sheriff's Office, and the good people of Southern California.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ Retired
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

November 8, 2018

Sending the deepest Condolences and my utmost respect. I can only aspire to one day show the same resolve in the face of danger as Sergeant Helus. Rest in Peace.

Polizeikommissaranwärter (Police Cadet)
Polizei Hamburg, Germany

November 8, 2018

I had not heard of the events that resulted in Ron Helus's death until I received an e-mail notification from the Governor's office regarding flying the flag at half staff today. We have just opened our remodeled facility here in San Antonio, TX and this will be the first time we are flying the flag at half staff. We honor Ron Helus and the other victims of this tragic event by flying the flag at half staff and are praying for his wife and son and those that knew him.

Kenneth Kennedy
No previous relationship

November 8, 2018

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

November 8, 2018

Sgt. Helus, you are the true definition of courage and sacrifice. My heart is truly sadden by your lost. May God bless your Family, Friends, Department and Community.

Ofc. Le
Nome Police Department

November 8, 2018

Rest In Peace Sergeant Helus

DOD Officer James Friedman
Naval Weapons Station Police Charleston, SC

November 8, 2018

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great. Your family is in our prayers.

Thank you for your service .

God Bless you

Investigator Q. Warren
Alaska AG, Special Prosecutions, MFCU

November 8, 2018

RIP brother. As I knew you would, you ran in as others ran out. You were a cop's cop! I am proud to have known you on and off duty, rest assured just as you carried on for those who went before you, the mission will continue. May God wrap his arms around your family, give them blessings and peace. It is your time to rest from a job well done.

Parole agent(retired), Don Brubaker
California Department of Corrections

November 8, 2018

RIP Sarge. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. We’ve got the watch from here

Officer H.M. Lindquist
Salisbury Police Department

November 8, 2018

Sergeant Ron Helus, during your 29 year career you served the citizens of Ventura County with dignity, compassion and honor, it is now your time to rest with all of the other heroes that have gone before you. We will carry on from here. To the family of Sergeant Ron Helus you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will stand beside you. To the men and women of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Stay Safe. Fair Winds and Following Seas WARRIOR.

Detective Grade One Robert Jackson Ret.
Metropolitan Police Department/ Homicide Branch

November 8, 2018

Rest in peace, Sergeant Helus. You are a true hero.

Sergeant Donna M. Zabo

November 8, 2018

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