Sgt. Helus died from officer’s bullet


REVISTED—Sgt. Ron Helus was an avid outdoorsman in addition to being a fine cop, said those who knew him. The circumstances surrounding his death are tragic. Courtesy photo

Borderline hero Sgt. Ron Helus was killed by friendly fire, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said last week at a press conference in Thousand Oaks.

In the heat of a gun battle with shooter Ian Long, Helus was struck by a single bullet fired from a California Highway Patrol officer’s rifle that pierced his vest and hi...

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