Hundreds pay tribute to police officers killed in Ohio

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (WIVB) — Several hundred people filled the gym at Westerville High School in Ohio.

They were paying tribute to the two police officers killed in the line of duty on Saturday.

People took turns telling stories at the Sunday gathering.

Officers Eric Joering and Tony Morelli were shot while responding to a domestic dispute call Saturday afternoon.

Officer Morelli was well known to middle school students. He was a school resource officer.

Police charged Quentin Smith with two counts of aggravated murder. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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