The Westerville Division of Police confirms two officers have been shot and killed Saturday afternoon on Crosswind Drive.
"These were two of the best we had". "We will miss both of these officers because they were pillars in our department", he says.
Police tape cordons off the area where two Westerville, Ohio, police officers were shot and killed responding to a hang-up 911 call, on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.
CBS Columbus affiliate WBNS posted images that showed multiple police cruisers at the scene.
The incident occurred at about 11:30 a.m. about 15 miles northeast of Columbus.
Republican Gov. John Kasich, who lives with his family in a nearby township, tweeted he's "very saddened to learn of the deaths of two of my hometown police officers".
Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer praised his fallen officers as his finest.
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