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Sgt. Ron Helus Training Facility

Sgt. Ron Helus Training Facility

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In response to the 2018 Thousand Oaks shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill that tragically claimed 12 lives, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation is embarking on a historic project to fund and construct a new tactical, live fire training facility. This facility will be named in honor of Sgt. Ron Helus who was killed while protecting those in harms way. 

The goal of the Sgt. Ron Helus Training Facility is to provide the tools our Sheriff’s Deputies needs to properly train and prepare for modern day threats. The highlight of the facility will be a two story live fire ballistic structure that deputies and cooperating agencies can train in anytime time of day, any day of the year. The design and construction of the structure allows those training to become familiar with the stresses of maneuvering, coordinating, and securing a location under the live fire conditions. 

Community support for the new facility has been overwhelming – even during the COVID-19 outbreak. Business and individuals alike have offered to assist in the effort, as well as donate much needed capital. To date, the Foundation has raised half of the $800,000 needed to fully fund this vision – in less than a year. 

In an effort to further expand exposure for the project and honor Sgt. Ron Helus, Rusnak Porche and Ghost Shield of Newbury Park partnered up to create a one-of-a-kind #Hero911 Porsche. The #Hero911 has been wrapped to replicate a racing inspired Ventrua County Sheriff patrol vehicle to engage our local community and increase public awareness for the new facility. 

Please help us raise the remaining $400,000 and bring this vision to life. 

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation is entirely funded by the contributions and support from our members and donors. We are a qualified, non-profit organization under 501C (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax identification is #20-3780163. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law, please consult your tax accountant. No goods or services were exchanged for this donation.