Heroes Down: Westerville Officers Eric Joering And Anthony Morelli

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Westerville police Officer Eric Joering and Officer Anthony Morelli were murdered on Saturday.

Westerville, OH - Westerville Officer Eric Joering, 39, and Officer Anthony Morelli, 54, were murdered on Saturday after responding to a call.

The incident happened at around 11:30 a.m. when officers were dispatched to a house in the 300 block of Crosswind Drive where a crying female called 911 and disconnected.

When the officers arrived, the suspect opened fire on them, hitting them both, according to WCMH.

Officer Joering was killed on scene. Officer Morelli was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The unidentified suspect was shot in the gunfight and was taken into custody and transported to the hospital, according to New York Times.

The Columbus Division of Police is handling the investigation.

“These were two of the best we had,”Westerville Chief Joe Morbitzer said. “This was their calling and they did it right, they knew how to do policing the right way, both of them.”

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Officer Morelli is a 29-year veteran of the department and was recognized at the 2012 as the Westerville Division of Police Officer of the Year, according to WCMH. The division's 2012 annual report said, "Officer Morelli ranks number one on the shift for the following categories: case reports, incident reports, accidents, and OVIs. He is substantially above the shift average in all other categories of the activity report including citations and arrests. His assigned cases are thorough and completed in a timely manner. Throughout his tenure, he has remained motivated, dedicated, and professional in the performance of his duties."

Officer Joering was a K9 officer, a 16-year veteran of the department and had been recognized with the Exceptional Duty Award three times, according to WCMH.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Westerville Officers Morelli and Joering, both blood and blue. Godspeed, we will take the watch from here. Thank you for your service.

Officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli, your lives mattered.

Comments (35)
EMarie
EMarie

God be with all of you.

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sunbea
sunbea

May God be with you and your families.

teo5floyd5
teo5floyd5

GOD BLESS YOU BOTH, MY BROTHERS !!! PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS !!! RIP

Mdemastus
Mdemastus

God bless you both for your service and Godspeed to their grieving families.

Lasvegas2013
Lasvegas2013

When are Law Enforcement agencies going to figure it out that the "Customer Service" Moto and referring to taxpayers, citizens, residents are NOT "Customers" as "Customers" don't intentionlly murder Law Enforcement Officers. If you want "Customer Service", then go to a retail store..

Scags
Scags

Usually not a cop lover....unless they are doing 100 with their duties...so good cops.Regardless i hope the nafger that killed these two officers dies painfully.

RjBrouillette
RjBrouillette

Rest In Peace My Brothers.
HCSD-LED, Springfield, MA

Nwegiel
Nwegiel

Rest In Peace :( You are true heroes. Soar with the angels. I will pray for you and your families.

Grandma to 4
Grandma to 4

R.I.P. Officer's! My condolences to their family & friends & their family in blue😢. Prayers for you all in your time of sorrow👐

Pmathew
Pmathew

RIP gentlemen. Prayers for the families, the Police force and the community.

Regina Wills
Regina Wills

God Bless you both! RIP brothers!!

Grif
Grif

Tis Heaven’s gain these two brave officers chose to walk the dangerous thin blue line for something bigger than self.

Kelly042512
Kelly042512

We don't need to hear that you are usually not a cop lover....hope you need a cop some day.

Kelly042512
Kelly042512

Thank you for your years of dedication and service to your community and it's residents. Please rest in peace.

Kelly042512
Kelly042512

"And maybe remind the few, if ill of us they speak;. That we are all that stands between the monsters and the weak."

janorth
janorth

Officer Joering K-9........blessings to your canine partner. He will miss you.

pgattshall
pgattshall

Heroes that what they are. Americans must start supporting are Police officers no matter what politics you play with. So sorry my state was the next one to lose are heroes

Jule
Jule

My thoughts and prayers go out to these brave officers family's, may God confront them in there lost. We will take the watch from here my brother's in blue. R.i.p.

hwright2931
hwright2931

Rest in peace my brothers in blue, Jesus said in Matthew blessed are the peace keepers, for they are the children of God. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family's.

DeeDeeB67
DeeDeeB67

Seems some don't like the truth. I personally can't stand 90% of Elkhart, Indiana's cops. This is a very sad situation for the loved ones, but Skags speaking truth is good

smitty1
smitty1

There is no greater love than when someone lays down their life for someone else

HarrisCountyRet2020
HarrisCountyRet2020

R.I.P Brothers!
No One Harms Us With Impunity

#ThinBlueLine

gfc1963
gfc1963

This pos should have been killed on sight and not given any medical help.

YoP
YoP

My condolences to their Family's and Friends and their Family in Blue. Too bad the Criminal lived. I hate that my tax dollars pay to feed criminals.

Mpcentury21
Mpcentury21

I pray for these families, I come from a family full of Police, Sheriff & Veterans, how sad that the ones who are trying to do their job protecting these ungrateful /hateful better yet, their a waste of the air they breath. May this piece of scum rot in hell where it belongs.... I pray God for gives me for saying this, however I BELIEVE ALL LIFES MATTER...

JULIE ANNETTE
JULIE ANNETTE

Why? AMEN!

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Mark Johnson The Ferguson Effect continues. Initially started by the race and police baiting of BLM, Obama and the Corrupt Liberal Media it has been supersized by the NFL slanders that have now resulted in dozens of police officers murdered .......So far. And the Liberal Narrative on this issue is a lie and completely bogus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQCQFH5wOJo&t=112s

AngryTom
AngryTom

So how many murders does this make now for OBAMA'S WAR ON COPS? Always was a POS and hope he is tried soon for his treasonous acts...

BLM-NZ
BLM-NZ

RIP Officers - Sheralee from New Zealand

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@AngryTom you realize he hasn't been president for some time now, right? Let it go.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@DieselDawg excuses, excuses.

JarHead6668
JarHead6668

As a marine I can relate to the loss of a fellow brother. And I don't mean to sound critical but in reading the history of the shooter, and others like him especially in domestic situations, just coming to a door that has a history of there being a law breaking gun-toting abusive criminal behind that door, that maybe there can be something included in training that would better prepare officers for the potential of something like this happening. It is happening too many times and domestic violence situations where officers are being ambushed and murdered indiscriminately and it's by domestic abusers of women. I might say this shooter could have been sympathetic to Black lives matter view of law enforcement which may have caused him to make sure that he would do what he did just because the police being white and he being black we're going to suffer the consequences according to how he viewed them. Evidently that might make sense but I'm only sharing not to magnify anything in particular but just to prepare for the next time because there will be one just like this one. And I don't want to see any more officers murdered Ambush style like these two. My most sincere condolences to the family the children the friends the relatives and the brothers and blue. I'll end by saying that death of the body is not death of the spirit and the day will come when we will see our loved ones again in the Realms of Eternity and we should know who made that possible and be thankful for that hope and promise. If there are sentence errors and spelling errors it's Google voice and I apologize because I'm unable to go back and correct. Semper Fi and God bless

Jrnannery
Jrnannery

Right, because to hell with the Constitution.

GOodGodAreYouSerious
GOodGodAreYouSerious

RIP Officers Eric Joering And Anthony Morelli...so beyond sad... i’m wondering how long it will take for the police officers to be better protected with mandatory bullet proof vests and hats...The sooner the better...God bless and protect us all!

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Johnmj49
Johnmj49

The evil deeds of this man will live on far past the end of his term. The fact that he is no longer president does not diminish his responsibility for many evils. Each day there are more revelations about his evil corrupt influence on the FBI, the State Dept, the IRS and every other government agency. It might also be pointed out that Obama and his fans had no problem blaming Bush for all the nation’s ill for 8 years. BLM is a direct product of Obama and the hate he spewed.


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