(2-13-18)  Sam, Westerville Police Officer Eric Joering’s K9 partner, will retire from the Westerville Division of Police. In the future Sam will be living with Joering’s wife and children, according to the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #9.   At the next Westerville City Council meeting, Sam will be officially offered to Joering’s family, who will be accepting him as a member of their family.

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Sam was in the back seat of the cruiser Saturday when Officer Eric Joering and Officer Anthony Morelli were shot and killed.

If you would like to help support the families:

JASON PAPPAS, President, Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge

“Along with my members, I’m heartbroken by this news. Our brothers and sisters in Central Ohio law enforcement mourn the loss of these two brave officers. We’re also praying for their families. We ask anyone who wants to help support the families to donate at GoFundMe.com/FOPLodge9HelpFund.”