Sgt. Ron Helus, 54
A 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Helus is survived by his wife and son. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said during a press conference that “hearts are broken all over” for Helus, who the Sheriff’s Office described as being selfless and heroic in a statement.
Sean Adler, 48
Simi Valley resident Sean Adler had only in late October opened Rivalry Roasters in the city and had been profiled in various local publications for it. Adler worked as a bouncer at Borderline and had been the strength coach at Royal High School. “He was positive, motivational, and truly wanted the best for the people around him,” read a message posted by the Royal High School wrestling club on Facebook.
Cody Coffman, 22
Cody Coffman’s father, Jason, received word of his son’s passing as he waited with the victim’s families in Thousand Oaks. Jason said that Cody was preparing to enlist in the Army. Witnesses inside of Borderline told People Magazine that Cody had helped direct victims to the emergency exits and saved multiple lives through his actions.
Justin Meek, 23
Meek is being remembered as a giving individual. In a Facebook post by Channel Islands Social Services where Meek worked as a Respite Caregiver, Meek is described as being “an exceptionally kind and gifted young man who always went out of his way to help others.”
Alaina Housley, 18
Housley was a student of Pepperdine University. Housley’s aunt, Tamera Mowry-Housley, and uncle, Adam Housley, described her as “incredible.” “Our hearts are broken with the news of this profound loss,” wrote Pepperdine University in a statement.
Noel Sparks, 21
Sparks was a Thousand Oaks native, attending Moorpark College. “All I can say is that Jesus loves her FAR more than we ever could,” wrote Sparks’ friend Sarah Penrose on Facebook. “And she leaves behind her a legacy of selfless-servitude. She was always so joyful to help others and fill needs.”
Blake Dingman, 21
An off-roading enthusiast, Dingham was a skilled sportsman, having played baseball at Hillcrest Christian High School. Dingman was attending the dance with friend Jake Dunham. Dingman’s brother Aidan took to Instagram to post a tribute to his brother, writing “I miss you more than you can imagine.”
Jake Dunham, 21
A fellow off-roading enthusiast with friend Blake Dingham, Dunham was described as being “the life of the party” to the Los Angeles Times by friend Michael Moses.
Kristina Morisette, 20
Morisette, employed as a cashier at Borderline Bar & Grill, and had attended Simi Valley High School. On Friday, Nov. 16, a memorial will be held for Morisette at Cornerstone Church, 2080 Winifred St., Simi Valley, beginning at 11 a.m. Attendees are asked to wear cowboy boots in her honor.
Telemachus Orfanos, 27
Orfanos survived the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas in 2017. A native of Thousand Oaks, Orfanos attended Moorpark College. Mother Susan Schmidt-Orfanos, during an interview with KABC-TV, said “I don’t want prayers, I don’t want thoughts, I want gun control.” Orfanos was a Navy veteran and a former member of Boy Scout Troop 765 from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks.
Mark Meza, 20
Meza was employed as a busboy at Borderline Bar & Grill, and Carpinteria-based Mexican food restaurant Delgado’s Mexican Food posted a tribute to him. Meza was born in Santa Barbara and attended Santa Barbara City College.
Daniel Manrique, 33
Manrique was a Marine Corps Veteran who had dedicated himself to assisting veterans re-enter society post-service, according to an Instagram post by his brother. Manrique deployed to Afghanistan in 2007. Manrique was head of the Ventura County chapter of Team Red, White & Blue, a nonprofit whose mission is to connect veterans to their community.