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Kern County 999 Foundation collecting condolence cards for fallen Ventura County Sheriff's Sergeant

Posted: 2:04 PM, Nov 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-09 22:15:56Z
Kern County 999 Foundation collecting condolence cards for fallen Ventura County Sheriff's Sergeant

The Kern County 999 Foundation is collecting condolence cards for the Ventura County Sheriff's Sergeant who was killed Thursday during the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting in Thousand Oaks. 

Sgt. Ron Helus was a 29-year veteran with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department and was set to retire next year. He was among the first officers through the door of the Borderline Bar & Grill Thursday when he was shot. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. He is survived by a wife and son.

Condolence cards can be dropped off at the Bakersfield Police Department front desk located at 1601 Truxtun Avenue in Central Bakersfield. The police department is open from 7 a.m. from 7 p.m. The Kern County 999 Foundation and BPD will be collecting cards through November 15th at 7 p.m.