OH officers shot, killed in the line of duty

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"These were two of the best we have", Morbitzer said. I have spoken with Westerville city leaders and pledged the full assistance of the Ohio Highway Patrol in any way they need.

Two Ohio officers were fatally shot Saturday after responding to a 911 hang-up, police said. The caller hung up, prompting the police response to the apartment complex on the outskirts of Westerville. "They're true American heroes". "We will miss both of these officers because they were pillars in our department", he says. "This was their calling and they did it right".

Two Ohio Police Officer Killed Responding To 911 Call

Police say a suspect is in custody but provided no other details.

No additional information about the suspect or the incident to which police responded were immediately available.

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One officer was killed in the shooting and another died shortly after, according to Columbus Police.

"We are deeply saddened to report that one of our officers has been killed in the line of duty", the city government of Westerville tweeted.

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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.

Ohio Governor John Kasich, who calls Westerville his home town, said the officers' "deaths are a awful tragedy for my hometown of Westerville and all of Ohio".

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Ohio FOP president Jay McDonald released the following statement: "This is just another grim reminder that police work has the potential for deadly danger every day. Please remember these officers - and all officers - in your prayers".