Eric Joering was one of the police officers who got killed after responding to a 911 hung up call. He served at the department for 16 years.
According to Chief Joe Morbitzer of the Westerville police Department “Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli had responded the call at 12:10 p.m. but as they went into the apartment they were immediately met with gunfire and both officers were shot”.
Eric Joering, 30, who worked for 16 years at the department died immediately at the scene while officer Morellei, 54, who worked for 29 years at the department was taken to the Ohio State University Wexner Medican Center but due to his critical condition he died later.
Eric Joering had a wife and four daughters while Antony Morelli had a wife and two children.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich offered condolences to the officer’s family. He wrote on twitter: “I am very saddened to learn of the deaths of two of my hometown police officers today. I have spoken with Westerville city leaders and pledged the full assistance of the Ohio Highway Patrol in any way they need, We will learn more soon about this tragic incident but please join me in lifting up these officers’ families in prayer.”
We will learn more soon about this tragic incident but please join me in lifting up these officers’ families in prayer. (2/2)
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) February 10, 2018
President Trump also offered his condolences saying: “My thoughts and Prayers are with the two police officers, their families, and everybody at the WestervillePD”.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2018