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

Ron Helus, I'm watching your memorial on TV as I write this. The story about you proposing to your wife at Charlie Browns and that specific location... Rest easy Sgt. we've got the watch from here.

Police Officer
Westminster Police Dept.

November 15, 2018

Sergeant Ron Helus gave his life trying to save the lives of innocent people out for the evening. Sergeant Helus ran into the gunfire to prevent the crazed shooter from carrying out his actions. It was reported that Sergeant Helus loved helping people. He did just that for 29 years of Loyal and Dedicated service to the people of Ventura County.
Rest in Peace Sergeant Helus as your End of Watch has arrived.

Sergeant Dennis P. Zine, ret.
Los Angeles Police Department

November 15, 2018

Praying for your family brother that they will remain strong during this very difficult time. May God keep everyone of your agency's Brothers and Sisters during this tragic time. RIP Brother!!!!

Master Deputy & Antoine Thomas
Wake County Sheriff's Office

November 14, 2018

"Carved on these walls is the story of America, of a continuing quest to preserve both democracy and decency, and to protect a national treasure that we call the American dream."
President George H.W. Bush
Rest in peace brother, God Speed.

Sgt. C.M. Grubbs
Harrisonburg Police Department(Va.)

November 14, 2018

Rest in peace Brother.

Lieutenant Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

November 14, 2018

Rest in Peace Sergeant Ron Helus , and thank you for your service to your community and to our nation.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis Otero
Department of Homeland Security/Bureau of Customs & Border Protection

November 13, 2018

Brother...You made the ultimate sacrifice. Many will never understand why we do what we do. Rest in peace.

Detective Nelson-Edwards-Retired
Montclair, NJ

November 13, 2018

Sgt. Helus, how brave and selfless you are. So loyal to the people you serve that you laid down your life and paid the ultimate sacrifice to save others. My respect for you cannot be described in words. You lived true to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and are an exemplary model for others across the world to follow . "As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder…………………"

Be in peace brother,

Sgt. Jim Boydd
Corona PD (Ret.)

November 13, 2018

Sgt Helus,

You touched the lives of so many in East County. You are a true fearless hero. You are going to be sorrowfully missed; however, the impact you made with how you lived will be strong on this community. Rest in Peace, Hero! Much love and peace to your family as they feel the void of not being able to talk, touch or see your physicality... but, you will forever be in their and the communities hearts.

Janet Seghi, Community Services
Simi Valley Police Department, Simi Valley CA

November 13, 2018

A true hero. Rest in peace brother, we have the watch from here.

Detective R. Wilbarger
Columbia Police Department

November 13, 2018

Rest in Peace Sheriff Helus, Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers to your Family both Blood and Blue.

Deputy Terri Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

November 13, 2018

Rest in peace Brother Ron.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

November 13, 2018

Our Thoughts & Prayers are with Sgt Hules' wife & son, as is the entire Ventura & Thousand Oaks Sheriffs' departments. We woke up to another shooting, we cant wrap our heads around it... why??? This Officer who put his heart and soul into his work, so bravely entered to save lives and lost his... Our hearts hurt for all of you.
Thank you to all of our Police Officers , Firefighters and EMTS' .

T Kappes
Concerned Citizen

November 13, 2018

R.I.P. BROTHER Ron Helus!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

November 12, 2018

It is with deep sadness that we extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Sgt. Ron Helus who gave the ultimate sacrifice and saved may lives in giving his life in the line of duty. May the Amazing Grace of God be your strength in the days ahead.

Chaplain Jim Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office

November 12, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police Department

November 12, 2018

My heart goes out to this officer's friends, family, and department. I hope that everyone can find comfort in Revelation 21:4 "And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". One day, we'll be able to welcome back our loved ones that we've lost to death and never have to lose them again. Until then, my sincerest condolences goes out to everyone that knew this brave officer.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

November 12, 2018

Thank you for your service Sir GOD BLESS!

Mrs. C. Singleton
Concern Citizen Of South Carolina

November 11, 2018

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over seven years. I pray that Ron's life and death will bring glory to God.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

November 11, 2018

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

November 11, 2018

Rest in peace, brother. You gave your life so that others could live. You will be remembered as a true hero.

Patrolman Kyle Donahue
Dracut (MA) Police Department

November 11, 2018

Sgt. Ron Helus,
Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice. I would have liked to have worked by your side.
We can only assume that you were a short time from retirement, but somehow, I doubt seriously that given your sacrifice, that was the case!!! Most LE officers can not even fathom a career lasting 29 years, and yet still, you had the burning desire, courage and integrity to uphold the vows that you took as a rookie.

Sincere condolences to your family, colleagues, friends, and community.
(2 Cor 1:3).

Rest in Peace Brother..

Karen Downey Lake Ranger/Peace Officer
Brazos River Authority, Texas

November 11, 2018

Rest In Peace brother.

Deputy Sheriff P. Saenz
Alameda County Sheriffs Office

November 11, 2018

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

November 11, 2018

This is for Sergent Helus. I knew him well he was one hell of an officer as well as a friend. He will be missed .

Prevent The Fallen Hero
(to those who risk their lives daily for us)

Everyday as they get ready for work,
they push aside the possibility that they may not make it home.
Everyday as they walk out that door,
they try to reassure their family that they will be coming home.

When they put on that vest,
they pray that it will serve its purpose if it is needed.
When they put on that belt,
they pray that nothing on it will fail upon use.

When they pull up to a house or building,
they pray that everything will be routine. No surprises.
When they pull over that vehicle on the road,
they pray that everything will be routine. No surprises.

Cowardliness results in surprises.
Surprises cause injuries.
Ignorance and fear results in surprises.
Surprises take lives.

Everyday as they get ready for work,
they push aside the possibility that they may not make it home.
Everyday as they walk out that door,
they try to reassure their family that they will be coming home.

When they put on that vest,
pray that it will not have to be put to use.
When they put on that belt,
pray that they don’t need to use anything on it.

Honesty and integrity prevents surprises.
Surprises can cause injuries.
Honour and respect prevents surprises.
Surprises can take lives


November 11, 2018

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