Two Ohio Police Officers Have Been Killed In The Line Of Duty


President Donald Trump offered his thoughts and prayers to two Westerville police officers who were killed in the line of duty Saturday.

Police chief Joe Morbitzer says officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering were "immediately met with gunfire" when they went to the address to investigate.

"These were two of the best we have".

The City of Westerville posted on Twitter, "We are deeply saddened to report that one of our officers has been killed in the line of duty". I have spoken with Westerville city leaders and pledged the full assistance of the Ohio Highway Patrol in any way they need.

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The officers responded after police received a 911 call and the caller hung up.

Police said a suspect is in custody, but they provided no other details. "This was their calling and they did it right, they knew how to do policing the right way, both of them". The shooting suspect was wounded in the incident and taken to a nearby hospital.

The Westerville Police Department told Fox News the officers were "responding to a 911 hang-up call" when the shooting occurred. About an hour later, officials sent another tweet announcing the second death.

One suspect is in custody, WHIO reported.