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Police in OH identify two officers killed Saturday

RTX4UZBG Officer Anthony Morelli. Reuters
Faye Gross | 11 February, 2018, 05:11

Officer Anthony Morelli is one of two officers shot and killed while responding to a call Saturday.

Westerville is about 15 miles north of Columbus.

They came under fire when they responded to the address connected with the call. Joering was killed at the scene, and Morelli later died at the hospital.

The assailant was injured while being placed in custody and was transported to the hospital, though the extent of his injuries is unknown.

Police said the officers were shot when they went into an apartment. "They knew how to do policing the right way, both of them".

Morbitzer says the officers "gave their lives in defense of others" and "they're true American heroes".

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Officer Eric Joering. Reuters

Authorities said they have a suspect in custody.

Excluding Saturday's shootings in OH, 12 USA law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty this year, nine in firearms-related incidents, according to the non-profit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. On Saturday, he pledged the full support of the Ohio Highway Patrol if it is needed.

Horne tells The Associated Press the couple who lived in the Westerville townhome where the shooting occurred Saturday moved in about eight months ago.

Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk), who lives with his family in a nearby township, tweeted he's "very saddened to learn of the deaths of two of my hometown police officers". "Please continue to follow back for more information", the City of Westerville said on Twitter after the first officer passed away.

A procession was held in honor of the fallen officers.

Jay McDonald, president of the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police, announced a GoFundMe campaign has already been launched to assist the families of the officers at GoFundMe.com/FOPLodge9HelpFund.

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