Please help Elena honor her father, Officer Eric Joering…

Sam ElenaOn February 10th, Officer Anthony Morelli and Officer Eric Joering were killed in the line of duty while investigating a 911 hang-up call in Westerville, Ohio. Officer Morelli leaves behind his wife Linda, son Chris, and daughter Beth. Officer Joering leaves behind his wife Jami, and three daughters Elena, Eva and Ella.

On February 20th, the Westerville City Council voted unanimously to officially retire Officer Joering’s K9 partner, Sam, and allow him to go home with the Joering family to help bring comfort to them after the loss of their father.

Eldest daughter Elena will now be his handler.

Elena wants to honor her father by collecting and wearing K9 shirts from police departments across the country!

Can you help us make this happen?

Elena wears an Adult Small.

The shirt from your department can be sent to:

Justin Alloway
Westerville Police Department
29 S State Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Storm Dog Tactical is collecting donations for K9 Sam (gift cards for the family to PetPeople and PetSmart would also be appreciated).

Donations for Sam can be sent to:

Storm Dog Tactical
Att: K9 Sam
P.O.Box 1046
Sunbury, OH 43074-1046

Proud to Back the Blue, and their families too!

*Thank you to Deborah Schierholt for bringing this to our attention!