News

Men Protected Female Bar Patrons with Their Bodies

Men Protected Female Bar Patrons with Their Bodies

A witness named Matt told ABC’s local affiliate that he helped others at risk to himself out of “instinct.”

“All I did was grab as many people as I could and pulled them underneath the table and then I heard a break in the shots and we got people out of there as much as we could,” said Matt — wearing a blood-stained shirt — recalling his breaking of glass windows with a barstool to assist people with escape.

Matt recalled seeing patrons assist the wounded, “When we were going back to grab more people, someone was being pulled out with a chest wound and the guys carrying him were tired, and so we took over and carried him to the paramedics.

Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office near retirement, was killed after entering the bar to stop the attacker.

He gave his all and tonight, as I told his wife, he died a hero because he went in to save lives, to save other people,” said Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean.

Please Help Us Keep this Site Running

Thank you for the donation

 
 
 
Powered by Stripe
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Latest News, Photos & Videos