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Ron Helus, 54, a sergeant in the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, was among the first to respond to the shooting, heading into the bar as the bullets flew. The veteran officer, who was married with an adult son, had been on the force 29 years and planned to retire within the next year.Some here think being armed in every setting will prevent tragedy. It will not. Ron Helus was exceptionally well trained, better than 99.8% of Americans. Yet, the person intent on committing the act ALWAYS has an advantage. No doubt, Helus knew that. A true hero. A normal civilian really has no chance unless it is a one on one, up close situation.
Helus also owned a firearms training business.
“When he heard the gunfire, he ran in. He ran in and no doubt saved others,” Ventura County Sheriff’s Capt. Garo Kuredjian told CNN afterward. “That’s what cops do. That’s what he did.”
I love the chickenhawks who pretend to be the type that would save the day. The vast majority of them would instantly shit their pants and shoot either themselves in the leg or another innocent person.