BREAKING: After 2 Ohio Police Officers Get MURDERED… Police Chief Issues Statement That Has Red Blooded Americans CHEERING!

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Image result for Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering by Chief Joe Morbitzer


Westerville officers Anthony Morelli, 54, and Eric Joering, 39, were killed shortly after noon Saturday in Westerville while responding to a 911 hang-up call. The suspect, 30-year-old Quentin Smith, was shot and wounded. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has not provided any information on Smith’s condition Sunday.

Chief Joe Morbitzer of the Westerville Police Department said during an emotional news conference Saturday afternoon, “Both officers gave their life in the protection of others. Those are true American heroes.”

“These were two of the best we have,” the chief said as he paused to wipe away tears. “This was their calling, and they did it right. They knew how to do policing the right way, both of them. As I said, both gave their life in protection of others and that’s what they lived and breathed.”

He described the two slain officers as “pillars in our department” who were always willing to help out. The officers “literally dedicated their life,” Morbitzer said, adding that they would be missed, Fox News reports.

He asked that the officers’ families, the department and law enforcement across the country be kept in the public’s thoughts.

The Westerville PD received “a 911 hang-up call,” authorities told Fox News, at 12:02 p.m., and responded to a potential domestic situation, Morbitzer said.

Officers arrived at the scene less than 10 minutes later and were “immediately met with gunfire” when they entered the apartment, he said. Both were shot.

Officer Joering died at the scene, Morbitzer said, while Officer Morelli died after being taken to the hospital.

President Trump tweeted: “My thoughts and prayers are with the two police officers, their families, and everybody at the @WestervillePD.”

We extend our prayers and deep condolences to their families and fellow officers.

Rest in peace heroes.





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