On behalf of the membership of the Ohio Chapter of APCO International, the chapter’s Executive Committee wants to offer our sincerest condolences to the staff of the Westerville Communications Center and the Westerville Division of Police on the loss of Officers Morelli and Joering. We have been in contact with Communications Manager Holly Wayt to offer her any assistance Ohio APCO and our membership can provide. Thoughts, prayers and notes of support are what they need the most.

Once arrangements are made, neighboring agencies will be providing comm center coverage to ensure the Westerville dispatchers can attend. Operations Manager Nancy Nicodemus from NRECC and Director Patrick Brandt from DelComm will be coordinating the coverage. As of now, they have adequate resources to cover the need. If more resources are needed, a request will be posted here.

Please keep the entire Westerville community in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and in the days and weeks to come.

If you would like to send a card or note of support, please send them to:

Westerville Police Department
Communications Center
29 South State Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081