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

Rest in peace brother... May the Lord protect your family.

Sam Leigh
Former US Pentagon Police Officer

February 13, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 13, 2018

Rest Easy hero, Thank You for your service. Praying for the Family and Department.

Officer Alan Queen
State of Ohio Police

February 13, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police Department

February 13, 2018

Having a father who was in law enforcement for most of my life, as, over the years, a police officer, Lieutenant and a decorated Detective Sergeant, I can empathize to a a tiny, small degree of the fear that runs through family members every time their loved one goes to work. You always hope that call will never come. I am sickened when I think about how these families must have felt when that call came. I am so sincerely sorry for these two tragic losses, and for everybody that is affected by it, and who are experiencing pain and massive amounts of suffering. This was such a stupid, senseless act to happen to them and sometimes I really hate that the world works this way. They will truly never be forgotten. Ever.


February 12, 2018

Rest easy, Officer Joering. God bless you for your service and sacrifice.

Galloway, OH

February 12, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 12, 2018

Rest easy brother we will take it from here.

Deputy Bryan Beller
Clark county sheriff’s office

February 12, 2018

Rest easy brother we've got it from here.

Inspector/Canine Handler Benjamin McCash

February 12, 2018

Thank you for your service. RIP

Sergeant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office\

February 12, 2018

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

February 12, 2018

Thank you for your service and dedication. RIP Officer Joering.

In His mercy may the Lord grant you a safe lodging, and a holy and peaceful rest.

Lieutenant Todd Welsh #1511
DeKalb County Police Dept Decatur, Ga

February 12, 2018

Police Officer Eric Joering and Police Officer Anthony Morelli rest in peace. Prayers to you both and your families. We will get justice.

Patrolman First Class Peter Burdick (Retired) South Brunswick Police Department (NJ)

February 12, 2018

Sorry for your lost. You will always be in our prayers, And will have our continued support . of Dallas Texas.

Retired police officer
Dallas PD retired.

February 12, 2018

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

February 12, 2018

Wishing for you peace and comfort today and in the days to come. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles

February 12, 2018

My deepest condolences to the entire Joering family, and to his brothers and sisters of Westerville P.D., especially to Chief Joe Morbitzer.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 12, 2018

God bless you, hero.

Lieutenant Robert Sagle
City of Columbus, Division of Police

February 12, 2018

Rest in Peace Officer Joering May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Parole Supervisor Howard C. Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

February 12, 2018

My condolences to the family, friends, and fellow law enforcement brethren of Officers Joering and Morelli. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. May the Lord lay you down in green pastures. Rest in peace, and God bless you.

Training Officer Danny Yocum
Ohio Dept of Rehabilitation & Correction, London Correctional

February 12, 2018

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Officer Eric Joering who along with Officer Anthony Morelli, gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. May the Amazing Grace of God be your strength and help in the days ahead.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County MI Sheriff's Office

February 12, 2018

Sending my sincere heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and department of our fallen HERO. I am so very sorry for your loss.
May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Thank you for your dedicated, loyal and selfless service to your community. You will live on in the hearts of all who love and cherish you.
God Bless you and RIP HERO.

Gone but NEVER Forgotten.. HERO's live forever.

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance WSP Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-2012

February 12, 2018

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Eric Joering, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

February 12, 2018



February 12, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Joering. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Westerville Division of Police.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

February 12, 2018

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