The officer who was first on the scene
The officer who was first on the scene The sheriff who is set to retire tomorrow was asked if that Sheriff’s Sergeant Ron Heelys had survived. He broke down as he deliver the news here. Here’S the moment, and then I spoke with the sheriff too short time ago. It was a powerful and heartbreaking mower here today, with the Community First learned that 54 year old started Ron, Heelys did not survive. Ventura County Sheriff, Jeff Dean was talking about his friend on the force 29 years. That Sergeant was among the first to enter the club. This morning in front cameras for reporter asking that sheriff, did your sergeant survive little late today sure if Jeff Dean with us, we want to do this morning. Talk about your friend Sergeant Helix, impossible day for you Community, but also reactive, the loss of your friend. But can you tell us about this? 29 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office father, a husband really really cared about people train them really hard, so they would always be safe. Had a wonderful relationship with his wife sadly talked to her right before he went into that ran into danger. He was on the phone with her when the first calls came in Cheney was on the phone talking to her, like he does several times a night, and is that I love you hun I got to go. I got a call and jumped in with that highway patrol officer and went through that front door speaks volumes about his bravery and all these officers around mass shootings does those officers are heroes, and these two officers and all the officers that came out from went back Into that building or all heroes, did I read that you’re supposed to retire tomorrow tomorrow midnight, and is it impossible to wrap your head around what you witnessed today on this it’s difficult because – and you don’t leave things unfinished – has the country because a lot of people Are watching the news tonight and saying you know another one of these. I think we we try to look at the core and try to understand what happened and see if there’s a way that we can stop, it will try to make sense of the senseless, but I know you lost your friend, so I thank you for even talking With us tonight and on the eve of your retirement, I just thank you for your service. My appreciate that Sheriff Jeff team with us late today, the sheriff for tires tomorrow, thanks for checking on ABC News, YouTube channel if you’d like to get more video, show, highlights and watch live event coverage click on the right over here to subscribe to our Channel and Don’T forget to download the ABC News at 4 breaking news alerts thanks for watching Ventura County Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran, was killed in the line of duty when he heroically entered the building and confronted the gunman.