On October 28, 2014, Deputy Kostiuchenko was completing a traffic stop on US 101 in Camarillo when he was struck and killed by a drunk driver. On November 6, 2015, two signs were dedicated on US 101 in memory and in honor of our friend and fellow deputy. We will never forget.
Deputy Kostiuchenko, age 41, was a patrol officer in the City of Camarillo and is survived by his wife and two adult children. Please join us in extending thoughts and prayers to the Kostiuchenko family, and Eugene's friends and fellow peace officers.
Those wishing to make memorial donations to assist the Kostiuchenko family are asked to make them payable to:
"VCDSA FBO: Deputy Eugene Kostiuchenko"
981 S. Victoria Avenue
Ventura, California 93003
Donations may also be mailed or delivered to any branch of the Ventura County Credit Union.
Members of the Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs' Association are proud to serve their community when it comes to law enforcement and making Ventura County a safe place to live and raise children. There is much that goes into protecting the communities we live in, but many people only see us as we enforce traffic laws or respond to traffic accidents, a very small portion of our daily activities. Our members are equally proud of the philanthropic efforts made by VCDSA to enrich our community. Find out what our members do here.
We are committed to keeping kids away from gangs, drugs, and violence, and we are leading the efforts to prevent domestic abuse and provide help to abuse victims.
VCDSA is pleased to be a sponsor of the Ventura, Santa Clara Valley, Camarillo and Oxnard/Port Hueneme Boys & Girls clubs, the Ventura County Coalition to End Family Violence, our local high schools' Safe & Sober after-prom parties, and many other vital programs.
Our members have a long history of charitable giving and that spirit continues today. We are extremely grateful to the hundreds of citizens and businesses who have supported these efforts or responded to our requests with contributions, whether large or small, to help us continue to help others.