Remembering Westerville Police Officer Anthony Morelli

Remembering Westerville Police Officer Anthony Morelli

At least 12 officers overall have died between January 1 an February 10, which is a decrease from the 15 officers killed during the same time frame a year ago.

The officers responded after police received a 911 call and the caller hung up. President Trump sent thoughts and prayers to the officers, their families, and the police department in a tweet.

Officer Morelli along with two other officers helped raise $580 for Special Olympics.

Police investigate the scene of a shooting in Westerville, Ohio, Feb. 10, 2018.

Joe Morbitzer, the chief of the Westerville Division of Police, was visibly shaken as he appeared before reporters during a press conference early Saturday evening. He says they argued frequently.

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Jennifer Ripperger, 46, said her neighborhood of townhomes has a mix of owners and renters.

A second police officer has died following a shooting in Westerville, Ohio, the city confirmed on Twitter Saturday. "Both officers gave their life in protection of others".

The City of Westerville first announced on Saturday afternoon that one officer had been killed while on duty. Reports say the suspect was also shot but their condition was not immediately known.

The suspect in the shooting is in custody, officials said.

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".

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