Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Sergeant Ron Helus

Ventura County California Sheriff’s Office

November 8, 2018 – Sergeant Ron Helus was shot and killed after confronting an active shooter inside a bar in Thousand Oaks. He is survived by his wife and son.




Corporal Travis Wells, 46

Dallas North Carolina Police Department

November 1, 2018 – Corporal Travis Wells was killed in a vehicle crash when his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree. He is survived by his wife.




Special Agent Dennis P. McCarthy, 65

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

October 27, 2018 – On September 11, 2001, Special Agent Dennis McCarthy responded to help secure the site of the destroyed U.S. Custom House at the World Trade Center. Afterward, he assisted with search and recovery efforts. He passed away on October 27, 2018 as the result of cancer contracted due to exposure to toxic materials at the WTC site.

Seventy-two officers from a total of eight local, state, and federal agencies were killed on September 11, 2001. Many more have died since as a result of exposure to the aftermath. Three-Hundred-forty-three members of the New York City Fire Department and over 2,800 civilians were also killed at the World Trade Center site.

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  1. Gina
    Gina says:

    Lee – Thank you for including the ones who did not die immediately, like Special Agent McCarthy. They are no less heroes.

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