Morbitzer called them "true heroes" who were "pillars of our department" and saluted them for sacrificing their lives for the safety of the public.
"These were two of the best we have", said Morbitzer. "This was their calling and they did it right".
"The officers gave their lives in defense of others", Morbitzer said during a news conference, struggling to keep his emotions in check.
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Hamlin's teammates were thrilled by the news, both because of what it will mean for her and what it means for luge. However, Davis, who was also one of the finalists, included the hashtag #BlackHistoryMonth2018 in a tweet.
One of the officers, 54-year-old Eric Joering, was killed instantly. Reports say the suspect was also shot but their condition was not immediately known.
Westerville Police continue to investigate.
Joering was a 17-year police veteran and Morelli was a 30-year veteran.
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Rashford has since won 15 caps for England but is now finding himself falling down the pecking order at Old Trafford. So I was just thinking that when I get minutes I have to prove myself.
Prior to the Saturday shooting, at least nine officers had been killed in gun-related incidents in the first couple weeks of 2018 - an increase from 2017's five deaths, according to preliminary data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
The Fraternal Order of Police of OH asks anyone who wishes to support the families to donate at GoFundMe.com/FOPLodge9HelpFund. I have spoken with Westerville city leaders and pledged the full assistance of the Ohio Highway Patrol in any way they need.
They were the first Westerville officers killed in the line of duty. Morelli was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
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