'True American heroes': Two Ohio officers killed responding to hung-up 911 call


The city of Westerville confirmed on Twitter reports that two of the city's police officers were killed in "the line of duty". Morelli was a member of the city's bike patrol unit. "This was their calling and they did it right", said Morbitzer, his voice halting and thick with emotion.

Westerville is 15 miles north of downtown Columbus.

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

Mobitzer calls the 39-year-old Morelli and 54-year-old Joering "true American heroes".

Westerville police say in a statement that the shootings happened Saturday after officers responded to a 911 hang-up call around 11:30 a.m.

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

The 911 caller had told a dispatcher there was a domestic disturbance at an address in the town of Westerville - then abruptly hung up. He asked OH residents to join him in "lifting up these officers' families in prayer".

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is a Westerville native.

Police say a suspect is in custody but provided no other details. "Please remember these officers - and all officers - in your prayers".