SATURDAY FEB. 10TH., 2017 TWO OHIO POLICE OFFICERS
WERE KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY AS THEY RESPONDED TO A 911 CALL
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Published on Feb 10, 2018
CBS NEWS Reported On Sat. Feb 10th 2018 that two Westerville, Ohio police officers were fatally shot responding to a reported domestic disturbance call. A suspect was wounded in the incident and taken to a nearby hospital. Officers were fired upon when they arrived at the scene. Racing to the scene may have caused them to drive into a no-win situation. The officers are 39-year-old police officer Anthony Morelli and 54-year-old police officer Eric Joering, according to Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer. Joering, is a 17-year veteran, and reportedly was killed at the scene. Morelli, a 3-year veteran, died in surgery at Ohio State University Medical Center, according to the Chief of Police. CBS Columbus affiliate WBNS posted images that showed multiple police cruisers at the scene. Westerville is 15 miles north of Columbus.
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