Westerville City Schools to close Friday in honor of fallen officers

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Schools in Westerville will be closed Friday to honor fallen Westerville Police officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli.

Officers Morelli and Joering were shot and killed while responding to a hang-up 911 call Saturday afternoon.

Westerville City Schools Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg made the announcement Wednesday.

“Officers Joering and Morelli were protectors and champions for the well-being of others,” Kellogg said. “In recognition of their public service and to honor their memory, I would encourage everyone to use Friday as a day to show support and respect for the first responders who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe.”

Kellogg also noted that all evening and athletic events will still take place Friday.

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