Trump tweets condolences for two slain OH police officers

Pauline Gross
February 11, 2018

Morbitzer said they had been responding to a "domestic situation".

One officer was killed immediately while the other died from his wounds shortly after. "They knew how to do policing the right way - both of them".

Kasich tweeted that he was "saddened" by the news and that he has spoken to city leaders about the officers' deaths. He asked OH residents to join him in "lifting up these officers' families in prayer".

President Trump, who has been an outspoken supporter of law enforcement, also tweeted about the tragedy, offering thoughts and prayers.

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Two police officers were shot and killed in the line of duty Saturday morning. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, someone called 911 from an address in Westerville around noon then hung up.

There are many questions about the tragedy that have yet to be answered, and among them is what could have motivated the suspect to open fire on the officers without warning. The second shot officer is in critical condition. His nomination cited the following: Officer Morelli ranks number one on the shift for the following categories: case reports, incident reports, accidents, and OVIs.

The names of the fallen police officers have not been released.

There will be a press conference at 3:30 pm this afternoon.

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