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

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

J. Bennett 311
Alachua P.D.

February 21, 2018

I have worked with Eric for many years at the Westerville PD; several of those years in the detective bureau. He has been an awesome husband and father and will be greatly missed.

Det. T. Smith
Westerville PD

February 18, 2018

Every morning I go to my knees.  During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm.  They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil.  If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain.  Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf.   Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years.  I pray that Eric's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers.  God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain. 

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

February 17, 2018

Rest in peace my brother. You are gone but you will never be forgotten.

David Moose
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction

February 17, 2018

God's speed brother, it was an honor to be your friend, proud that we went through our K-9 training together. You always found a reason to smile, even when the weather sucked, and that always made the day better.

K-9 handler Clint Brown
MPD Ohio

February 17, 2018

In Valor There is Hope. Rest easy, you’re watch is over. Thank you!

Bethany Soler
A thankful citizen

February 17, 2018

In Valor There is Hope. Rest Easy, you’re watch is over. Thank you!

Bethany Soler
A thankful citizen

February 17, 2018

Thank you for your service. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow Officers of the Westerville Division of Police during this very difficult time. May your family and friends know that your sacrifice is part of a bigger plan that the Lord will always use for a positive outcome and will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace Sir.

K. Shipp, Special Agent
Dept. of Veterans Affairs-Office of Inspector General CID

February 16, 2018

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief (Retired) Jim Allen
Mobile County Alabama Child Support Enforcement

February 15, 2018

A poem in honor: ....God laid my dad to rest today,Lord may his presence linger and in my heart remain the joy this precious soul did mingle. To each of us he was and gave a treasure to harvest daily, a love so deep and real that held us up and steady... God laid my dad to rest today his life a lasting sway, of love , truth and faithfulness in Gods, eternal days. In our fathers guidance we known the worth of life when from a faithful heart is shown. God laid my dad to rest today, a gallant man from yesterdays , through him much good and rejoicing remains. from God the joy and peace sustained. When darkness shadows me in fear I,LL open memories window and gather all the laughter time on us bestowed. You are a strength I,be leaned on, you shared hopes light with all. Blest I,be been, your life in mine a peaceful sweet, sweet stain. Asleep in Christ to rise again, we will hold hands and then, my heart again will sing. Signed a friend (citizen). 1988. M.C.

citizen of reynoldsburg,ohio

February 14, 2018

Officer Joering, thank you for your dedicated service. It is never easy to see the pain in surviving family members eyes! It is especially painful to see it in the eyes of young children.
May God surround your family, and may you rest in peace.

Dave Ralls #1324
Retired Police Officer
Columbus, Ohio

February 14, 2018

Officer Morelli, thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice.
I am sure that your Westerville brothers will take it from here.
May you rest in peace.

Dave Ralls #1324
Retired Police Officer
Columbus, Ohio

February 14, 2018

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great. Your family is in our prayers.

God Bless

Inv. Q. Warren
Alaska Dept of Law, Special Prosecutions, MFCU

February 14, 2018

Rest easy Brother, Thank you for your service. You won’t be forgotten.

Blessed are the peacemakers: For they shall be blessed the children of God.

Matthew 5:9

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

February 14, 2018



Ret. TFC. Theresa Medcalf
Ga. State Patrol

February 14, 2018

On behalf of the Albany Police Academy Session 2 we would like to send our condolences to the Joering family and the entire Westerville Division of Police. Rest in Peace Officer Joering.

Recruit Togias
Albany Police Department

February 13, 2018

Thoughts and prayers for the immediate family and fellow officers. Rest in peace Sir. May God bless all our first responders.

Former Reserve Deputy Sheriff Eddie Alve
Osceola County Sheriff Office, Florida.

February 13, 2018

Rest In Peace Heros and thank you for your service. Prayers for strength and comfort for your families and friends.

Linda Frame
Appreciative American

February 13, 2018

Rest In Peace

Patrolman Earl Hodges
Ruleville Police Department Ruleville, Ms.

February 13, 2018

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

February 13, 2018

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

February 13, 2018

My prayers are for the families, co workers and friends of officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering. May God comfort you during this very difficult time.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

February 13, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

LT. A. Orozco

February 13, 2018

May God's hand of peace be on Officer Joering's family.

Chaplain Jesse White
Missouri State Highway Patrol

February 13, 2018

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
(John 15:13)

Deputy Director Louis A. Agosta
Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy/Ohio Attorney General's Office

February 13, 2018

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