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A solemn procession, then vigils mark the deaths of Ohio officers


(CNN)Central Ohio was in mourning Monday as people lined the streets to watch a somber police procession deliver the bodies of two slain officers to their respective funeral homes. Westerville Officers Eric Joering, 39, and Anthony Morelli, 54, were ...


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vigils mark the deaths of Ohio officersBy Joe Sterling, CNNUpdated 2:40 PM ET, Mon February 12, 2018 Chat with us in Facebook MessengerFind out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.Story highlightsFlags ordered at half-staff in OhioVigils are planned into Tuesday (CNN)Central Ohio was in mourning Monday as people lined the streets to watch a somber police procession deliver the bodies of two slain officers to their respective funeral homes.Westerville Officers Eric Joering, 39, and Anthony Morelli, 54, were fatally shot Saturday as they entered an apartment in their city, a northern suburb of Columbus.The suspect, Quentin Lamar Smith, was hospitalized and taken into custody, police spokeswoman Christa Dickey said.On Sunday, Smith was charged with two counts of aggravated murder, prosecutors saidIf he survives, the case would be eligible for the death penalty, Prosecuting Attorney Ron O'Brien said in a statementA 2008 burglary with firearm conviction barred him from possessing a firearm, O'Brien said.var id = '//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js'.replace(/\s+/g, ');!!document.getElementById(id) || (function makeEmbedScript(d, id) {var js,fjs;js = d.createElement('script');js.id = id;js.charset = 'utf-8';js.setAttribute('async', ');fjs = d.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);js.src = '//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';}(document, id));The motorcade is making its entrance into the city of Westerville | Live coverage of escort for fallen officers https://t.co/MRIqNexAcA #10TV pic.twitter.com/EtFKWVqvoI— 10TV.com (@10TV) February 12, 2018 The Westerville deaths shook the populace and resonated in the halls of power -- in Columbus, the state capital, and in Washington, D.C.Read MoreGovJohn Kasich, who is from Westerville, pledged his support for the town and its police department and ordered that US and Ohio flags be flown at half-staff at all public buildings and grounds throughout the statePresident Donald Trump said Sunday on Twitter that he spoke to Kasich and expressed "condolences and prayers to all for the horrible shooting of two great police officers" from Westerville.var id = '//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js'.replace(/\s+/g, ');!!document.getElementById(id) || (function makeEmbedScript(d, id) {var js,fjs;js = d.createElement('script');js.id = id;js.charset = 'utf-8';js.setAttribute('async', ');fjs = d.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);js.src = '//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';}(document, id));Children hold their hands over their hearts to honor fallen Westerville police officers Eric Joering and Anthony MorelliLive coverage: https://t.co/MRIqNexAcA #10TV pic.twitter.com/8aWZCgEq84— 10TV.com (@10TV) February 12, 2018 "This is a true tragedy!" the President said.Westerville officers on Monday escorted the bodies of Morelli and Joering from the Franklin County Coroner's Office in Columbus to WestervilleHundreds turned out and paid tribute to the men, CNN affiliate WBNS reportedJoering had been with the department for 17 yearsMorelli was a 30-year veteran of the force, police Chief Joe Morbitzer saidvar id = '//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js'.replace(/\s+/g, ');!!document.getElementById(id) || (function makeEmbedScript(d, id) {var js,fjs;js = d.createElement('script');js.id = id;js.charset = 'utf-8';js.setAttribute('async', ');fjs = d.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);js.src = '//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';}(document, id));A Columbus firefighter secures an American flag atop a truck ladder along the procession route | Live coverage: https://t.co/MRIqNexAcA #10TV pic.twitter.com/TMKi9iocy7— 10TV.com (@10TV) February 12, 2018 Morelli was taken to Moreland Funeral Home and Joering was escorted to Hill Funeral Home, both in Westerville.According to the city, vigils have been set on Monday, one at 8 p.mon the Otterbein University campus in Westerville and another at 8 p.mat The Ohio State UniversityA vigil has been set up for 6:30 p.mTuesday at First Responders Park in Westerville.Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.Wife of Ohio police shooting suspect said he previously threatened to kill herThe officers were responding to a 911 hangup call involving potential domestic abuseThe 911 caller was identified as the suspect's wife, Candace SmithIn a 911 call about noon Saturday from Smith's phone, a stifled sob is heard before the line abruptly drops, according to recordings released by the city of WestervilleWhen an operator calls the number back, more sobs and wails can be heard before the line drops againIn another call about 10 minutes later, Candace Smith tells the operator she is hiding in the bushes outside their homeShe expresses fear for her 1-year-old daughter, who she says is in the apartment with her husband."Please help, please help, please help," she cries"My husband ..he shot the police officersPlease hurry up."Officers were dispatched to the Smith home after a record search indicated that officers visited the address in 2017, the recordings reveal.CNN's Emanuella Grinberg, Chuck Johnston, Kaylee Hartung and Samira Said contributed to this report.(function ($) {$(document).onZonesAndDomReady(function () {try {window._mNHandle.queue.push(function () {window._mNDetails.loadTag("505661222", "780x218", "505661222");});} catch (error) {}});})(jQuery);Content by LendingTreeMortgage Payoff Trick Eliminates Up to 15 Years of Payments 2018 Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.17% APR, 15 yr) Pay off your house with this insane trick Financially savvy people are refinancing in 2018 Refinance rates are near historic lowsDon't miss outPaid Partner ContentBankrateCD rates skyrocket - Lock in your rate today MyFinanceTwo savings accounts that pay 10x what your bank pays Mother Nature NetworkNorway's melting ice is revealing priceless ancient artifacts The Motley FoolThe key to our 10x stock picks The Motley FoolMark Cuban predicts world's first 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