Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus was set to retire soon. He was killed in the California bar mass shooting

At least 12 victims are dead, including a responding sergeant, in a shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California. Police say the suspect was also found dead.

Ventura County authorities identified the sergeant as Ron Helus. Helus died at a hospital early Thursday morning.

“Ron was a hardworking, dedicated sheriff’s sergeant. He was totally committed. He gave his all and tonight as I told his wife, he died a hero cause he went in to save lives, to save other people,” said Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean during a press conference.

Deputies responded to reports of shots fired at Borderline Bar and Grill around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dean said around 10 other people were shot and wounded. No other information on the victims was immediately known.

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