Westerville Community Mourns The Loss Of Two Fallen Officers

  • 2/11/2018 2:21:31 PM
  • Larry Stine
  • Local News

WESTERVILLE, OH - Westerville's police chief called officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli two of the best, saying police work was their calling.

The police department shared these photos with us, combined they served nearly 50 years with Westerville Police.

Officer Joering was with the K-9 unit.

The Marion Police Department says he was a great officer, an outstanding K-9 handler.

He leaves behind his K-9, Sam.

Officer Morelli was the division's 2012 Officer of the Year, nominated by his fellow officers, he was recognized by his motivation, dedication, and professionalism on the job.

City leaders say both men leave behind wives and children.

Two families and an entire community, grieving their loss.

Quentin Smith, 30,  was formally charged in Franklin County Municipal Court with two counts of aggravated murder on Sunday in the deaths of the two officers.

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