Westerville Police Officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering were killed Saturday when they responded to a dropped 911 call at an apartment on Crosswind Drive.
Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said officer Joering, 39, died at the scene and Morelli, 54, died at a local hospital. He said the officers were responding to a “potential domestic situation” and were fired on almost as soon as they entered the building to investigate.
A motorcade from the Westerville police station traveled to Riverside hospital to escort Officer Morelli to the medical examiner’s office. It later returned to escort officer Joering to the office.
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Former newspaper and Associated Press photographer. Instructor at Westerville Center for Photography. Owns SmallTown Stock, the Reasonably Rights Managed stock photo agency. Founder and Director for The American Scene Project, a heritage project dedicated to exhibiting and preserving photography of everyday American life.