2 Ohio police officers killed in line of duty

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WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 10, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Two police officers were shot dead in Westerville, Ohio, a northern suburb of Columbus, on Saturday.

“We are deeply saddened to report that one of our officers has been killed in the line of duty,” the City of Westerville tweeted on Saturday. A second tweet followed an hour later.

“It is with a heavy hearts we report a second Westerville officer has been killed in the line of duty,” the tweet said.

A male suspect connected to the shootings was wounded, and was taken to the hospital for treatment, according to information from police spokeswoman Christa Dickey.

According to reports, the officers were responding to a 911 hang-up call when they went to the address where the shootings took place.
The officer’s names have not yet been released.
Donald Trump responded to the news with a tweet saying his thoughts and prayers were with those in Westerville.



  1. Sad…always sad when a law enforcement officer is hurt/killed in the line of duty. Maybe I missed it but the article didn’t state what might have happened to the perp in this instance. Hopefully he met his fate and if not, maybe he’ll meet it when in custody while trying to escape. The Death Penalty should ALWAYS be applied when a law enforcement officer is killed.//


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