Thousand Oaks Hero Officer Killed By Friendly Fire
By Tom Knighton
The idea is horrific, and unfortunately, it can be inevitable. When bullets are flying everywhere, from time to time, one of the good guys accidentally shoots another good guy.
It now seems that the officer killed in the line of duty at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks was an example of friendly fire.
What happened next is every officer’s worst nightmare: One of the patrolman’s bullets hit his fellow policeman, piercing his heart and killing him.
That [Sgt. Ron] Helus was killed by friendly fire emerged for the first time at a somber news conference Friday, exactly one month since 28-year-old [killer’s name redacted] attacked country-music lovers at the Borderline Bar and Grill in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks, killing 12 and wounding 22 others.
[The killer], who wasn’t hit by either officer’s gunfire, fatally shot himself after the firefight.
Officials didn’t have much else to update about the investigation Friday, nothing more on the motive or the exact timeline of events – just the news that broke all their hearts, most of all that of the patrolman, who learned of the terrible mistake for the first time Thursday.
“I delivered the message to him … He had …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms