Photos: Thousand Oaks remembers the Borderline 12

Christian Davis, Reporter

On Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, the Thousand Oaks community got in their cars to honor the 12 victims of the 2018 mass shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill in the first Borderline Remembrance Drive.

In the event, organized by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation, drivers met at Conejo Creek Park South and were escorted by law enforcement through city streets. The caravan passed the former line dance bar and continued to the new Borderline Dance Hall and Saloon in Agoura Hills.

The drive was led by a Porsche 911 that was customized to honor Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus, who was killed while responding to the shooting.

“Yesterday’s remembrance drive really made me feel good about the amount of people who showed up to support the 12 angels that were lost two years ago,” Matt Hoffman, a sophomore at Moorpark College and Borderline shooting survivor, said in an email interview. “It really shows you that a strong community and good people coming together can overcome any difficult experience.”