Ceremony honors fallen Ohio officers, including 4 last year


LONDON, Ohio (AP) — An annual memorial ceremony has honored the nearly 800 Ohio peace officers who have died in the line of duty since 1823, including four last year.

Those include Westerville Officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli, who were fatally shot while responding to a 911 call. The others are Mentor Officer Mathew Mazany, who was struck while assisting with a freeway traffic stop, and Cleveland Officer Vu Nguyen, who collapsed during a fitness run in extreme heat and died.

Thursday’s ceremony at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London included a moment of silence for two officers killed this year. Colerain Township Officer Dale Woods was fatally struck helping control traffic at an accident scene. Clermont County Sheriff’s Deputy William Brewer was fatally shot during a man’s standoff with police.

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