Police Officer Anthony Pasquale Morelli

Police Officer Anthony Pasquale Morelli

Westerville Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, February 10, 2018

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Anthony Pasquale Morelli

Police Officer Anthony Morelli and Police Officer Eric Joering were shot and killed when they responded to a suspected domestic violence/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 were 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 worked at the Fairlawn Police Department for a year before becoming a 29-year veteran of the Westerville police force. He is survived by his wife and two children, parents, and two brothers.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge 467

Incident Details

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

911 hangup, domestic

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I hope that everyone can find comfort in Revelation 21:4 where it says, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Until we see him again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 16, 2018

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