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Conejo Valley-Based Company Honors Sergeant Killed In Borderline Shooting

(L to R) Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Karen Helus, Bryan Kaye of Easton and Supervisor Linda Parks holding custom bat presented to Karen in honor of her late husband, Sgt. Ron Helus

A Conejo Valley-based company is posthumously honoring the sheriff’s sergeant who was killed in the Borderline shooting.

Easton Diamond Sports in Thousand Oaks, which manufactures baseball equipment, announced a scholarship program in Sergeant Ron Helus’s name during an event on Sunday to honor first responders.

The announcement came during a special presentation to his widow, Karen.

“If he were here – and I know he’s smiling down on us – he would be really honored,” she said.

Karen said Ron was a baseball fan.

Bryan Kaye with Easton says the Sergeant Ron Helus Memorial Scholarship will annually provide two kids with baseball equipment and cover league fees.

“He is a hero. We are recognizing that. We want his wife to know the community will remember him forever,” he said.

Karen was also presented with a custom bat that features her late husband’s name and call tag.

“This has shown me that a lot of love comes out of the bad stuff,” she said.