Wednesday, 21 February, 2018

Two Ohio police officers shot and killed Saturday

Two Ohio Police Officer Killed Responding To 911 Call Officer killed in line of duty near Columbus
Rosie Leonard | 11 February, 2018, 05:30

I have spoken with Westerville city leaders and pledged the full assistance of the Ohio Highway Patrol in any way they need.

The two officers were responding to a 911 call at the address in Westerville. The caller hung up, prompting the police response to the apartment complex on the outskirts of Westerville.

Mobitzer calls the 39-year-old Morelli and 54-year-old Joering "true American heroes".

WCMH reports that when the officers arrived, a suspect opened fire on them. "This was their calling and they did it right. They knew how to do policing the right way, both of them", Morbitzer said.

One suspect is in custody, but authorities gave no other details.

The Westerville shootings came a day after a Georgia police officer was shot and killed and two sheriff's deputies were wounded by a gunman who was then killed.

One suspect is in custody, WHIO reported.

Westerville is located 15 miles north of Columbus. President Trump sent thoughts and prayers to the officers, their families, and the police department in a tweet. On Saturday, he pledged the full support of the Ohio Highway Patrol if it is needed. Check back for updates or follow BuzzFeed News on Twitter.

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