Local Red Cross and Annin help honor Westerville officers

| February 16, 2018

Annin flags were used to help the Red Cross honor Westerville’s fallen police officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering. Contributed | Beacon

Dave Rogers from Annin Flagmakers is pictured helping Sher Alloway, local Red Cross volunteer, load up several boxes of flags that the company donated to a project she was helping with. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – The Ohio Buckeye Region of the American Red Cross deployed flags to honor Westerville’s fallen police officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering and several of the flags used to do this came from Annin Flagmakers.

“It was a very emotional day,” said Coshocton County Red Cross Volunteer Sher Alloway.

Alloway picked up 720 flags from Annin Flagmakers and delivered them to Westerville on Feb. 15 where they were placed outside two funeral homes and a church where the officers will be honored.

“I didn’t realize there would be hundreds of city employees and first responders at the funeral home today,” Alloway said. “They had a special day for just them. It was very sad and heart breaking.”

Annin flags not used in the deployment were brought back to Coshocton by Alloway. Rogers requested that she store them for future use in our county.

“We always try to help out the community and try to show our support as a company,” Rogers said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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