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.