News Story

 

Ventura County Sheriff's Deputy Killed in the Line of Duty
10/28/2014 8:45:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

Sheriff's Deputy Killed in the Line of Duty

Location:

Northbound U.S. Highway 101 / Lewis Rd., Camarillo

Date & Time:

10/28/14 @ 1:14 a.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office

 

Narrative:

On October 28, 2014, 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 Rd. 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:

Captain Don Aguilar

 

Media Release Date:

October 28, 2014

 

Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Don Aguilar (805) 797-7349

Sergeant Denise Sliva (805) 947-9285

 

Approved by:

Sheriff Geoff Dean