Funeral For Deputy Eugene Kostiuchenko

A life celebration and funeral was held on Tuesday for Deputy Eugene Kostiuchenko in Westlake Village. Our story on the ceremony can be read here. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The casket of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko is ushered into Calvary Community Church as an honor guard salutes on Tuesday.

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The casket of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko is ushered into Calvary Community Church as an honor guard salutes on Tuesday.

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MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office arrive at Calvary Community Church for the funeral of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko on Tuesday.

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Members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office arrive at Calvary Community Church for the funeral of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko on Tuesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers An American flag is reflected in a window as members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office arrive for the funeral of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village on Tuesday.

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An American flag is reflected in a window as members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office arrive for the funeral of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village on Tuesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Commander Kevin Baysinger, of the Oxnard Police Department was part of the honor guard during the funeral of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko on Tuesday.

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Commander Kevin Baysinger, of the Oxnard Police Department was part of the honor guard during the funeral of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko on Tuesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The widow of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko, Maura Kelly, center, is ushered into Calvary Community Church for a life celebration on Tuesday.

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The widow of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko, Maura Kelly, center, is ushered into Calvary Community Church for a life celebration on Tuesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Sgt. J. Ruby of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office watches the casket of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko as it enters Calvary Community Church on Tuesday.

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Sgt. J. Ruby of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office watches the casket of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko as it enters Calvary Community Church on Tuesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The parents of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko, Nadiia and Anatoliy Kostiuchenko, watch as his casket is transported to a hearse for burial at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park on Tuesday.

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The parents of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko, Nadiia and Anatoliy Kostiuchenko, watch as his casket is transported to a hearse for burial at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park on Tuesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Moorpark residents Tonya Decker and her nine-year-old daughter, Ava, hold signs of support outside of Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park during the motorcade for Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko on Tuesday.

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Moorpark residents Tonya Decker and her nine-year-old daughter, Ava, hold signs of support outside of Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park during the motorcade for Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko on Tuesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The motorcade for Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko passes under an American flag they enter Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park on Tuesday.

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The motorcade for Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko passes under an American flag they enter Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park on Tuesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A procession of police and sheriff motorcycles enters Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park on Tuesday.

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A procession of police and sheriff motorcycles enters Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park on Tuesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Bill Boetticher, left, and Craig Stevens lead the motorcade through Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park on Tuesday.

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Bill Boetticher, left, and Craig Stevens lead the motorcade through Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park on Tuesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A riderless horse led by Dep. James Evans follows behind the body of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko as they enter Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Tuesday.

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A riderless horse led by Dep. James Evans follows behind the body of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko as they enter Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Tuesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Hundreds of police and sheriff personal salute during the funeral of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Tuesday.

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Hundreds of police and sheriff personal salute during the funeral of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Tuesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Sgt. Allen Devers of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office salutes during the funeral of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Tuesday.

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Sgt. Allen Devers of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office salutes during the funeral of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Tuesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Commander Ron Nelson of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office plays taps during the funeral of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Tuesday.

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Commander Ron Nelson of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office plays taps during the funeral of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Tuesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A Ventura County Sheriff Deputy carries the American flag to family members during the funeral of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Tuesday.

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A Ventura County Sheriff Deputy carries the American flag to family members during the funeral of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Tuesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Law enforcement helicopters perform a flyover during the funeral of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Tuesday.

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Law enforcement helicopters perform a flyover during the funeral of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Tuesday.

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MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Sgt. Stephanie Landgrad of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff stands guard next to a portrait of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko during the funeral at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Tuesday.

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Sgt. Stephanie Landgrad of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff stands guard next to a portrait of Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko during the funeral at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Tuesday.

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