WESTERVILLE, OH (WCMH) – The Westerville Division of Police confirms two officers have been shot and killed Saturday afternoon on Crosswind Drive.
Officers Eric Joering, 39, and Anthony Morelli, 54, responded to a 911 hang-up around 11:30am and were fired on when they arrived at the address around 12:10pm.
Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said Joering died on the scene, and Morelli at a local hospital.
“These were two of the best we had,” Morbitzer said. “This was their calling and they did it right, they knew how to do policing the right way, both of them.”
The scene is still active. The Columbus Division of Police will be handling the investigation.
The city of Westerville is asking for prayers for the officers and their families.