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Slain deputy was providing back up for other deputies all night

Slain deputy was providing back up for other deputies all night

Ventura County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus spent the evening backing up fellow deputies on calls before he was fatally shot.

“He was going to every call that he could, because that’s how he was…. and rushed here to continue doing that, to continue saving lives,” Senior Deputy Julie Novak told CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS.

Six unarmed, off-duty law enforcement officers who were at the Borderline Bar & Grill stepped in to help, Novak said.

A woman whose daughter was at the bar during last night’s shooting there told officials one of the officers “stood in front of her daughter — protecting her life with his own,” Novak said.