One year after the shooting that killed Westerville police officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering, Joering's eldest daughter, Savanah Jordan, is continuing to put her life back together.
The officers responded to a 911 hang-up call on Feb. 10, 2018 and were shot in the line of duty.
“I was shocked, devastated. I really didn’t want it to be real,” said Jordan.
The grieving process was difficult because her mother, Joering’s first wife, died nine years earlier.
Jordan turned to her father’s family and her boyfriend in the grieving process.
“My boyfriend was there for my entire family. I wouldn’t have made it through without him,” said Jordan. “I hope no one has to go through what my family went through. It’s heartbreaking.”
Jordan, who was enrolled at Otterbein from fall of 2016 to spring 2017, will be eligible to return to Otterbein and receive a full scholarship given to each of Joering's four daughters.
Jordan wants to study cosmetology and eventually become a traveling educator.
"My dad inspired so many people," said Jordan.
Currently, Jordan lives with her boyfriend and works at a salon.