Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Eric Joseph Joering

Westerville Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, February 10, 2018

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Reflections for Police Officer Eric Joseph Joering

I thought of you today, but that is
nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday and
days before that too.
I think of you in silence,
I often speak your name.
All I have are memories and your
picture in a frame.
Your memory is a keepsake from which
I'll never part.
God has you in His arms,
I have you in my heart.

That hollow feeling never goes away. It’s a void that can never be filled. This world was a much better place with you in it…but how lucky Heaven is to have you!! Till the day we meet again, my friend

Jaimie Fugate
Lifelong friend of K9 Officer Eric Joering, Westerville, OH citizen

February 29, 2024

Today I remember you and Morelli, because my dad was killed the same day many years before you. I was reflecting and writing on facebook about my dad that morning I heard about your tragedy as well. I stopped and started crying, immediately knowing how your family will feel and what they will endure. And now 5 years later, it's still fresh in minds of many. My prayers and thoughts are always with your family this day as I reflect about my dad. You are missed and remembered, rest in peace.

Daughter of Michael Blankenship, OSUPD, EOW 2/10/97

Dianne Ratliff

February 10, 2023

Rest in peace Officer Joering.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 23, 2022

You are never forgotten for your service and ultimate sacrifice. Thank you.

Ranger Zach Philibin
Great Parks of Hamilton County (OH)

February 10, 2021

2 years ago today you and your partner were murderd in the most brutal way possible . Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

February 10, 2020

God bless you and your family on this day, and every day.

Commander Robert Sagle #5013
Columbus Division of Police

February 10, 2020

I am a recruit in class #433 you are a hero, my deepest condolences to the family, thank you for your services.

DST Murray

September 14, 2018

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

Happy 40th Birthday Eric. So many things remind me of you every day. I miss you.


August 6, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Eric was killed in the line of duty.

To the Joering family, fellow officers , and all who call Eric beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you and your partner.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Eric gave to his community and the citizens of Ohio and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 10th, 2018.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 29, 2018

Thank you for your service sir.

Tonya Stephenson
Citizen, Des Moines Iowa

May 3, 2018

Deepest condolences to Family, Department and Friends. Visit the web site for a glimpse of the Glorious Reunions awaiting. All law enforcement men and women indeed qualify as "Foxhole Christians" with their duty dangers. As Ray Comfort at says "Passing is the doormat they wipe their feet on before entering Heaven.” It is our belief they will hear from the Lord Himself. “Do not fear. for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom” (Luke 12:12).

Joe Lanier (a former Asst. Chief of Jasper, Texas PD)

April 16, 2018

Hey Eric. It’s been 2 months and It still doesn’t seem real. I miss talking to you over at the bureau and walking into roll call and bugging you while you ate your lunch. I always liked to run things by you, but you never managed to tell me anything I didn’t already know. I guess you weren’t that smart after all so why did I bother? Anyway, I miss you brother. Rest easy. Until we meet again....


April 10, 2018

So sorry for the loss of two officers. Extending my condolences to the family, friends and colleagues and a hug for Sam!

Rebecca Neustel
Civilian supporter of law enforcement

April 10, 2018

Happy Easter in heaven Eric. I miss our texting and talking to you. The good times we had! Maybe again someday, I hope.


March 31, 2018

On behalf of Point 27, I would like to offer condolences for Officer Eric Joseph Joering. Please know we are eternally grateful for Eric’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Joering, Point 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Chief, Westerville Division of Police, for Eric’s partner and fellow officers. Point 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Officer Joering’s family members.

Point 27 is a Non-Profit Organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


David Dodd
Colonel, US Army Retired
Director, Point 27

David Dodd
US Army Retired and Point 27

March 22, 2018

My daughter has lived in Westerville for many years and both her and I pray for the families of these two officers who so bravely protected her and the rest of the citizens of Westerville. God bless them and their families and the rest of the Westerville PD.

Captain Ernest Cruea (retired)
USAF Security Police

March 7, 2018

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

You Made the ultimate sacrifice for your community. We Lost a hero but heaven gained one

DST Rigoberto Jr Villa
Los Angeles sheriffs department

February 25, 2018

1 Peter 3:14 "But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened."
Take Courage"
Thank you for your courage and aspiration to make the world a safer place. GOD BLESS you and your family. You are all in my prayers.

DST Stevens

February 25, 2018

Matthew 5:9- “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
My condolences to K9 Officer Eric Joseph Joering ‘s family, partners and friends, may he always be honored and remembered.

DST Servin, Ricardo

February 24, 2018

My condolences to the families of both Officer Joering and Officer Morelli. I’m only a recruit in academy and hope to have the honor to serve for those who have fallen in the line of duty.

Deputy Sheriff Trainee
Los Angeles County Sheriff

February 24, 2018

I am a recruit at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and I want to take a moment to honor your bravery and courage for keeping the community safe and putting your life on the line for people who cannot do it themselves. A sacrifice to never be forgotten.

Recruit C. Munguia

February 24, 2018

Rest In Peace brothers. We will hold the line from here.

Fairfield County

February 22, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.................

Det. Sgt. Edward Carlile
Northfield Village PD (OH)

February 21, 2018

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