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Conejo Valley-Based Company Honors Sergeant Killed In Borderline Shooting

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(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.