President Donald Trump extended his prayers to two police officers killed in the line of duty in Westerville, Ohio, on Saturday, Feb. 10.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2018
The two officers were killed while responding to a 911 call, according to the City of Westerville and media reports.
“It is with a heavy heart we report a second Westerville officer has been killed in the line of duty,” the City of Westerville wrote on its official Twitter account. “We will share more details here as it becomes available.”
The killings occurred around 11:30 a.m. at Crosswind drive, according to 10 TV.
The local police department told Fox News that the two officers were responding to a 911 hang-up call.
The suspect was reportedly shot and taken into police custody, according to Fox 28. No word is yet available on the suspect’s condition.
The neighboring Columbus police department Tweeted a message asking locals for prayers.
“Please keep @tellwesterville and it’s officers in your thoughts & prayers,” the department wrote on Twitter. “CPD’s Critical Response Team is assisting. Tough day.”
State Senator Kevin Bacon also issued words of support.
“Our hearts and prayers are with the Westerville officers, their friends, families and the Westerville Police Department at this difficult time,” Bacon wrote.
“We are indebted to the brave men and women who don the blue and the badge day in and day out to keep our communities safe,” he continued. “Sometimes, those officers don’t make it home at the end of a shift. Now is one of those times and we – as a community – must rally behind the families and fellow officers.”