Funeral arrangements set for 2 fallen Westerville officers

Columbus Police honor guard members salute the ambulance carrying the body of Westerville Police officer Eric Joering during a procession transporting the bodies of Joering and Anthony Morelli from the Franklin County Coroners Office to the Hill and Morel

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The 911 call came into the suburban OH police department of Westerville at about noon Saturday.

More than two dozen police officers crowded into the hearing Monday, nearly all from Westerville in suburban Columbus, the department that lost two officers in Saturday's shooting. "As they went into the apartment, they were immediately met with gunfire and both officers were shot".

Officer Morelli, who is from Massillon, and Officer Joering were shot while responding to a 911 call.

It is not enough to mourn the deaths of these two fearless officers.

According to a federal criminal complaint, agents say Smith used a.40 caliber, Glock, semi-automatic handgun, to kill officers Morelli and Joering. When a third Westerville officer arrived on the scene, the shooting, according to our contacts, was over.

A report published by Cincinnati.com said a female voice could be heard on a recording of the 911 call before the call was disconnected.

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Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said Tuesday that plans have been made for Joering's police dog to remain with his widow and daughters.

The suspect, Quentin L. Smith, 30, was also wounded. He was charged on February 11 in Franklin County Municipal Court with two counts of aggravated murder.

A federal agent says tips from the community, social media posts and a gun trace led to the arrest of a man accused of providing the weapon used to kill two OH police officers. His wife, the woman sobbing on the 911 phone line, had sought a protection order past year, telling authorities he had threatened to kill her, their daughter and himself if she left him.

As a felon convicted previously of burglary, Smith was prevented from having a weapon.

The Columbus Dispatch reported that Smith was arrested in October 2008 and indicted on charges of aggravated burglary, burglary, domestic violence, and assault, according to Cuyahoga County court records.

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