It is with great sadness that we are once again confronting another mass shooting. My heart breaks for the victims and their families. We may never understand what leads a person to such senseless, horrific violence. But it is clear we can all come together as a country to prevent such tragic actions. The majority of the victims were college students – individuals who had plans to make a significant contribution to society. They were our neighbors, our friends, and our future. And now, we may never know the full potential of their legacy. Even more tragic, Ventura County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ron Helus’s rushed in to save lives as patrons rushed out. He sacrificed his own safety to ensure others could go home. He is the epitome of a hero.
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