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LASD - Malibu/Lost Hills Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Wednesday October 29th, 2014 :: 08:00 a.m. PDT


Ventura County Sheriff Killed in Line of Duty #LASD #EOW @VenturaSheriff

Ventura County Sheriff Killed in Line of Duty

On October 28, 2014, Ventura County Sheriff's Deputy Eugene Kostiuchenko was killed in the line of duty after being struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle was arrested by the California Highway Patrol for felony D.U.I.

Deputy Kostiuchenko initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on northbound Highway 101 at Lewis Road in Camarillo at about 1:14 a.m. He exited his vehicle to make contact with the driver. Two deputies arrived to assist with the traffic stop. Later in the contact, Eugene released the driver from the traffic stop and walked back to his vehicle when he was struck by another vehicle. The vehicle narrowly missed colliding with the assisting deputies. The driver of that vehicle continued traveling northbound at a high rate of speed. Responding deputies found the vehicle, which was involved in a solo collision off the roadway near Las Posas Rd. Deputy Kostiuchenko was pronounced deceased at the scene of the traffic stop.

Deputy Kostiuchenko, age 41, was an 11-year veteran of the department. He was assigned to patrol in the City of Camarillo before his untimely passing. He is survived by his wife and two sons. Eugene also worked assignments in the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services and in Detention Services during his career. The men and women of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office mourn the loss Deputy Kostiuchenko and are keeping his family in their thoughts during this difficult time.

Prepared by : LET Heather Fuquay
Media Release Date: October 29, 2014

* Lost Hills Sheriff's Station polices the Cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu and Westlake Village, and the unincorporated communities of Chatsworth Lake Manor, Malibu Lake, Topanga, and West Hills:

For further information contact:

Malibu / Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
27050 Agoura Road
Agoura, CA 91301
(818) 878-1808
LASD HQ Text and Emails:

LASD - Malibu/Lost Hills Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
27050 Agoura Rd
Calabasas, CA 91301

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 818-878-1808

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