Ohio Officers Killed Responding to 911; Suspect Held

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The City of Westerville (OH) has confirmed that two police officer were killed Saturday while responding to a call in Westerville, the home of Ohio Governor John Kasich.

Morbitzer said Joering, a 17-year police veteran, died at the scene. "They knew how to do policing the right way, both of them".

One suspect is in custody, but authorities gave no other details.

The suspect was wounded and taken to a nearby hospital, according to a CBS News report.

New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill tweeted, "2 officers ambushed and killed after responding to a 911 hang-up, fired upon when they arrived at the address".

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We are deeply saddened to report that one of our officers has been killed in the line of duty.

At around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, 39-year-old Eric Joering and 54-year-old Anthony Morelli went to the 300 block of Crosswind Drive to investigate a 911 call that was cut short.

The city of Westerville is asking for prayers for the officers and their families.

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 past year.