Police Officer Anthony Pasquale Morelli

Police Officer Anthony Pasquale Morelli

Westerville Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, February 10, 2018

Anthony Pasquale Morelli

Police Officer Anthony Morelli and Police Officer Eric Joering were shot and killed when they responded to a 911 hangup call in the 300 block of Crosswind Drive.

As officers arrived at the home they made contact with the residents of the apartment and let inside. As they walked into the apartment a 30-year-old male subject opened fire on them, mortally wounding Officer Joering and Officer Morelli. Despite their wounds, both officers were able to return fire and wounded the subject who was taken to a hospital.

Officer Morelli was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

The subject was charged with two counts of capital murder of a law enforcement officer.

Officer Morelli is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge 467

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender In custody

911 hangup

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Our thanks and prayers are with you and your family always.

O Almighty God, Whose great power and eternal Wisdom embraces the universe, Watch over all policemen and Law enforcement officers everywhere.
Protect them from harm In the performance of their duty To stop crime, robbery, Riots and violence.
We pray, help them keep our streets And homes safe, day and night.
We commend them to your loving care Because their duty is dangerous.
Grant them strength and courage In their daily assignments. Dear God, protect these brave men and women.
Grant them your almighty protection, Unite them safely with their families after Duty has ended.
Please God, grant us this wish.

Co-teacher Eric Siefferman
Civil Servant

March 7, 2018

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