Los Angeles Times

Sheriff's sergeant called wife, then rushed into Thousand Oaks mass shooting scene. 'He died a hero'

LOS ANGELES - Right before Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus rushed into the Borderline Bar & Grill on Wednesday night to respond to reports of a mass shooting, he called his wife.

"He said, 'hon, I got to go, I love you. I gotta go on a call,'" Sheriff Geoff Dean said.

Helus was

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times3 min read
Kobe Bryant Hated Losing So Much That It Set Him Apart From His Lakers Teammates
LOS ANGELES - It took almost 200 pages in "Mamba Mentality," Kobe Bryant's 2018 book, for him to write explicitly about losing basketball games, and when he did, it was to the point. "THE AGONY OF DEFEAT IS AS LOW AS THE JOY OF WINNING IS HIGH," he w
Los Angeles Times6 min readPolitics
Bernie Sanders Grabs Lead In California Presidential Primary
WASHINGTON - Sen. Bernie Sanders, consolidating support from voters on the left, has taken a clear lead in the race for California's huge trove of Democratic convention delegates as the presidential campaign moves toward a critical month of primary c
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Editorial: China Is Putting The US To Shame In The Fight Against Plastic Trash
Two years ago, China stopped accepting imports of most recyclable plastic and paper. Up until that point, the country had been the world's biggest importer of single-use plastic discarded by developed countries such as the United States. That move th