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    Third Anniversary Observance Of The Borderline Bar And Grill Shooting

    VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that November 7, 2021, marks the third anniversary of the Borderline Bar and Grill Shooting, where 12 lives were taken, including on-duty officer, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Ron Helus. “Our hearts go out to all the victims and their families. We are grateful for this opportunity to come together as a community and share in the memories and strength of those impacted by this horrific event,” said District Attorney Nasarenko.

    In observance of the third anniversary, the Conejo Valley Interfaith Association, in partnership with the City of Thousand Oaks, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, and the Conejo Recreation and Park District, invite the community to a Day of Remembrance at the Healing Garden at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks on Sunday, November 7, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. An interfaith celebration of life will be held to honor the Borderline 12, survivors, first responders and to remember those affected by this tragic incident.

    Give an Hour®, District Attorney Crime Victim Assistance Unit Advocates, and courthouse facility dogs Star and Trakr will be present to provide emotional support and resources. As our community continues to build strength and resilience through our support of one another, visitors are also invited to visit the Borderline 12 remembrance posters on display in the healing garden.

     Help is still available for those present at Borderline including ongoing NO COST support groups through Give an Hour®, a national nonprofit that specializes in mental health and emotional wellness, as well as reimbursements through the California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) for medical 2 bills, mental health treatment, income loss and more. Survivors are encouraged to apply with (CalVCB) To learn more about available services, resources, and support groups email Supervising Victim Advocate [email protected] or call (805) 826-5058.

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    The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office is the public prosecutor for the county’s 850,000 residents. The office employs approximately 290 employees including attorneys, investigators, victim advocates, and professional support staff who strive to seek justice, ensure public safety, and protect the rights of crime victims.

    Contact: Kelly Muklevicz

    Title: Supervising AEAP Victim Advocate

    Telephone: (805) 826-5058 Release No.: 21-111

    Email: [email protected]

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