Our hearts are heavy once again as we begin to learn the horrific details surrounding the mass shooting at a restaurant/bar in Thousand Oaks California last night. There are twelve confirmed deaths, including that of Ventura County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ron Helus a veteran who ran in to the active shooter scene to engage the killer, and stop further carnage. This was according to police spokesperson Sergeant Helus was shot multiple times, and succumbed to his wounds. Despite the chaos, he ran directly into the fire in hopes of saving lives. At the direction of Martin County Sheriff William Snyder, our agency badges will be shrouded in mourning and respect for Sergeant Helus, a true hero. We also pause to remember all of the victims who lost their lives, or were injured during this violent attack.