Two Ohio Police Officer Killed Responding To 911 Call

Two Ohio Police Officer Killed Responding To 911 Call

Law enforcement agencies and local politicians are expressing their condolences for the Westerville Division of Police after two officers were shot and killed Saturday.

"These officers were two of the best we had", he said.

Joering was pronounced dead at the scene, while Morelli was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. He asked OH residents to join him in "lifting up these officers' families in prayer". "They knew how to do policing the right way, both of them", Morbitzer said.

The citizens of Westerville have been deeply moved by this loss and are laying flowers on the steps of Westerville Police Headquarters.

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Westerville police told Fox News the officers were "responding to a 911 hang-up call" when the shooting occurred. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, someone called 911 from an address in Westerville around noon then hung up.

Westerville, on the northeast side of Columbus, is a suburb with about 39,000 residents.

"It is with a heavy heart we report a second Westerville officer has been killed in the line of duty", the tweet said. Check back for updates or follow BuzzFeed News on Twitter.

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