Eric DiSario worked as an officer only part-time, she said, but it’s something he always wanted to do.
He also worked with a company that does home remodeling, she said, and knew how to do a little bit of everything.
He’s worked as a police officer part-time in other areas and had only been on the job in Kirkersville for three weeks.
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“It’s unbelievable,” Armintrout said. “This is why she didn’t want him to become a police officer. She was so afraid of this happening.”
She described him as very intelligent, always helpful and a great father and step-father to his kids.
“If I’m sitting here and he’s 85 miles away and I said, ‘Eric, I need you right now,’ he wouldn’t even ask a question. He’d be here,” Armintrout said. “That’s the kind of guy he is.”
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The couple met while living in the Columbus area, and DiSario was close with all five of their children.
“His oldest stepdaughter… he’s like her only father. So he’s been so wonderful to her,” Armintrout said.
Two of the children were out of town with DiSario’s mother when the shooting occurred and are headed back to Ohio.
“I feel really bad for his mom,” Armintrout said. “They’re all really good people, a really good family.”
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