The police cruiser doors of the two Westerville police officers shot and killed in the line of duty are on display in Washington, D.C. for National Police Week.
Westerville police Officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering were killed in the line of duty.
Joering and Morelli were shot and killed after responding to a 9-1-1 hangup call. Investigators say the officers were shot moments after arriving at the front door of the home in February 2018.
The Westerville Police Department shared photos of the doors on twitter.
Doors from Westerville Officers Joering & Morelli’s cruisers arrive at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC. #PoliceWeek2019 pic.twitter.com/aws3sCQDP3 — Westerville Police (@WestervillePD) May 10, 2019
President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as police week, according to the National Police Week website.
Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world travel to Washington, DC to participate in planned events that honor those that have died in the line of duty, according to the website.