Sgt. Ron Helus, who was fatally shot at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, ran a business in which he taught gun safety to concealed carry weapons permit applicants, according to Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Dyer.
Helus was a firearms instructor for recruits in the sheriff’s basic training academy, he said.
According to Helus’ LinkedIn and Facebook page, he also founded a company called Gun Control: Firearms Training and CCW Instruction in 1993.
Helus, a 29-year veteran of Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, still owned and operated the company when he died.