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, killed while protecting those in harm's way.
The goal of the Sgt. Ron Helus Training Facility is to provide the tools our Sheriff's Deputies need 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, any time of day, any day of the year. The design and construction of the structure will allow those training to become familiar with the stresses of maneuvering, coordinating, and securing a location under 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. We invite you to be a part of this historic project. Click the button below to donate today!