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

My heart aches and words do not seem enough. This loss is felt by all. My condolences and prayers go out to the family, friends and the entire Ventura Sheriffs Department.
~ diane wade

diane wade
Widow of LAPD Sgt Thomas W. Wade

November 10, 2018

God bless you and your family. You paid the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace my brother in blue

(Ret.) Tpr. Dean Aires
PA State Police

November 10, 2018

It takes a special kinda person to do so much for people who care so little. Thank you for your service. Prayers for you and you family

Jr. volenter fire fighter Brandon s. Bra
Citizen Fire company

November 10, 2018

Sgt Helus is a typical example of the bravery exhibited by law enforcement. God rest his soul, God bless his family and members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office for their loss during this difficult time.

Ret. LT Leon Rominiecki
Philadelphia Police Department

November 10, 2018

Your service is appreciated and Prayers are with your family and fellow officers. Your job here was a credit to all Law Enforcement Officers nation wide. May you be comfortable in the arms of God

Retired Chief of Police Johnny McCurry
West Point Ga P.D.

November 10, 2018

Thank you for all that you did in your 29 years. I can't imagine how it must have felt to stand outside that bar and listen to those shots ring out. And yet, you went in. You gave yourself for others, and there can be no greater sacrifice, no greater reflection of one's character. Rest in peace, Sergeant Helus.

EMT Matt Harrison
Pafford EMS

November 10, 2018

Dear Lord God please hear our Prayers for our much loved Brother.

Buddy Peoples
Mobile Co. Alabama Sheriff's Office

November 10, 2018

Rest In Peace Ron. Your heroism will be remembered as your hallmark forever! To your family, prayers for peace, you’ve sacrificed enough, may God go with you!! I had the pleasure of meeting Ron on a PGR mission once, he struck me as one of the good ones!

Sergeant Mike OWEN

November 10, 2018

All my condolences to the family and collègues.
This should never happened

Captain Steve Desroches
Quebec City Police Service

November 10, 2018

Very sorry to hear the news... Rest in peace. My thoughts are extended to family, friends and fellow officers.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

November 10, 2018

You were a brave person who gave your life protecting people in your community my prayers go to the family do sorry for this loss Eliot Nelson Vancouver WA

Eliot Nelson

November 10, 2018


God of Mercy, we come boldly and humbly before Your throne in sincere faithful and fervent prayer. You are the Light, the Love, and the Life. We pray for the family and colleagues of Sergeant Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the Ventura County, CA Sheriff's Office, who was shot and killed in the Line-of-Duty, along with eleven other innocent civilians, in a bar located in Thousand Oaks at the hands of an active shooter. We thank Sergeant Ron Helus for his service to his county, state, and country. He ran towards the gunshots and not away from them! He is a "True Blue Hero". Bless the lives of his family so that they might find healing. Help the Ventura County Sheriff's Office comfort and support his family in their time of grief. Even though his death may have been senseless, make something good come out of this incident so that the Ventura County Sheriff's Office and Thousand Oaks in which Sergeant Ron Helus served might be stronger because of his life and death. We pray all these things, in His mighty and holy name. Amen.

Rest in Peace our Hero-in-Blue. We will take it from here! God speed my Brother-in-Blue! And for the family, friends, and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, in which he served, please find comfort in Jesus’ words, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 NKJV].

For the Lord Jesus proclaimed, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God." [Matthew 5:9 ESV] and "Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends." [John 15:13 ESV]. For the Lord Jesus promised, “… Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise!” [Luke 23:43 EVS].

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
Nashua / Merrimack NH Police Departments

November 10, 2018

Rest In Peace! Thank You for your bravery and for your service. Heartfelt condolences to your Family and to your PD Family....

PSA Royale Romo
Maui Police Dept-Lahaina Patrol

November 10, 2018

“Brotherhood means laying down your life for somebody, really willing to sacrifice yourself for somebody else.” Sergeant Helus showed great courage and love for his fellow man. Rest easy Sergeant, we’ve got it from here.

Officer A. W. Barnes
Gaston County Police Department NC

November 10, 2018

Thank you Sir for your selfless response. Rest in Peace !!

FF Ron Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Dept.

November 9, 2018

Hero and Im So sorry

PRIVATE Adam Michaud

November 9, 2018

Rest easy sir, you are a true hero. Condolences to your family and coworkers at VCSO. God speed!

Deputy George Schramm
Douglas County SO, Nevada

November 9, 2018

Rest In Peace Sgt Helis. You are a hero forever, God will welcome you and watch over you. Bless your family and loved ones, may they find hope and strength in your absence as they will be taken care of by your family of blue.

Captain Thomas Nelson
Vt State Police Retired

November 9, 2018

Thank you for your service. RIP.

Sergeant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office

November 9, 2018

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

November 9, 2018

On behalf of the Los Angeles Police Department Honor Guard we want to extend our thoughts and prayers to Ventura County Sheriff Sergeant Ron Helus and his family. may he Rest in Peace.

Sergeant Rich Duran, Retired/ Reserve
Los Angeles Police

November 9, 2018

You are the definition of a real life hero sir. I hope to have the same courage you displayed when I am called to come to the aid of this who need it. May God give your family strength in their time of grief. God bless.

Officer Mariano Flores

November 9, 2018

The cowardly filth who murdered you cannot be forgiven, but the circumstances under which he went about his despicable deed, his PTSD are heartbreaking. Yet, why did anyone have to die? We will never truly know the reason for this event where so many innocent lives were taken so needlessly.

You charged in, trying desperately to maybe save even one more life and for that selfless act, as well as your 29 previous years, you are unquestionably a real hero. So long as those who know and love you keep you forever in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be gone from them.

God Bless you, Sergeant Helus and Brother, may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

November 9, 2018

Terrible situation for this Sergeant. I feel for him and his family. His retirement was so soon! Hay you rest in peace and thank you for your gallant move and protecting our country.

SGT. Ret. Dennis Norling
Phoenix Police Department

November 9, 2018

my prays with the family

Robert J Troise

November 9, 2018

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