Officers Killed While Investigating 911 Call in Ohio

Tonya Becker
February 11, 2018

Two police officers died after being shot Saturday in Westerville, Ohio, a northern suburb of Columbus, authorities said.

"These were two of the best we had", Morbitzer said. "We will miss both of these officers because they were pillars in our department", he says.


The suspect was taken into custody on the scene, though it is unclear how many people were injured in the attack, according to the news station. He called them "true American heroes". Police said a 911 call came as a hang-up.

No additional information about the suspect or the incident to which police responded were immediately available. About an hour later, officials sent another tweet announcing the second death.


Westerville sits about 16 miles north of downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Two police officers wer killed in a shooting in Westerville, Ohio on Sat. Feb. 10, 2018. Check back for updates or follow BuzzFeed News on Twitter. 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.


At least 12 officers overall have died between January 1 an February 10, which is a decrease from the 15 officers killed during the same time frame past year.

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