2 police officers shot and killed in Westerville, Ohio

11 February, 2018, 05:31 | Author: Kristine Mills
  • Officer killed in line of duty near Columbus

Two Ohio officers were fatally shot Saturday after responding to a 911 hang-up, police said.

A suspect is in police custody.

Police in OH said two officers were fatally shot at a home in a Columbus suburb on Saturday, and a suspect was in custody.

Portman: "Praying for the families of two police officers killed in the line of duty today in Westerville". Morelli was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

"These officers were two of the best we had", he said.

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CBS Columbus affiliate WBNS posted images that showed multiple police cruisers at the scene.

A news conference was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday to reveal more details, but it has been postponed. And they did it great. "This was their calling and they did it right", said Morbitzer, his voice halting and thick with emotion.

Morbitzer called them "true heroes" who were "pillars of our department" and saluted them for sacrificing their lives for the safety of the public. That's why the Fraternal Order of Police works to build continuous public support for the men and women who risk everything so others can be safe. Columbus police have been brought in to investigate the slayings.

The Associated Press contributed reporting.

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