It was on November 7, 2018 that tragedy struck at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California when a gunman entered the popular bar and opened fire. In total, 12 innocent people were killed, including Sergeant Ron Helus. Sgt. Helus was one of the first officers responding to the “shots fired” call. Risking his life, Helus entered the smoke-filled building where the gunman was. It was in this building that he was fatally wounded. Sgt. Helus died protecting the community he served. He was, and will forever be, a hero.
To honor Sgt. Helus and the 12 victims that lost their lives, Rusnak/Westlake Porsche commissioned a tribute vinyl wrap for a 2020 Porsche 911 from Ghost Shield Film located in Thousand Oaks. This Hero911 wrap honors Sgt. Helus and his heroic acts with a design that mirrors his Ventura County Sheriff patrol car, complete with his name on the driver’s side.
Rusnak/Westlake Porsche has successfully teamed up with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation to display the Hero911 at community events and draw awareness on the fundraising efforts for the Helus Training Facility. The facility will provide the Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputies with a state of the art training center to meet modern-day threats, allowing them to become familiar with the stresses of maneuvering, coordinating, and securing a location under live fire conditions. The community’s outpouring of support has been historic. So far, the Sheriff’s Foundation has raised $400,000 of the $800,000 needed to make this vision a reality.
If you happen to spot this very special Hero911 Porsche, be sure to use the hashtags #hero911, #borderline12 and #ronhelus when sharing images of it on social media. If you’d like to be more direct in your support of the Helus Training Facility, you can donate at: VCSheriffsFoundation.org.