Report of friendly fire adds to frustration

The Officer Down Memorial Page—a Virginia-based nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring America’s fallen law enforcement men and women—reports 137 cops were killed in the line of duty this year. It is 137 too many.

The organization says there have been 10 law enforcement officials who made the ultimate sacrifice this year in the state of California, one of whom we know well: Sgt. Ronald Helus.

The Ventura County sheriff’s deputy of 29 years was shot and killed when he entered Borderli...

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