Driver to Be Charged w/Murder in Thanksgiving Day Death of Deputy Eric Overall

Driver to Be Charged with Murder in Thanksgiving Day Death of Deputy Eric Overall

(Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Nov. 23, 2017)

Brandon Township, MI – Deputy Eric Overall, age 50 who was a 22 year veteran of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, was tragically killed this morning while deploying “Stop Sticks” on M-15 at the intersection of Seymour Lake Road in Brandon Township.  He was assisting the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office on a pursuit that had started in Lapeer County.  The suspect was being pursued by LCSO after he had been at the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office headquarters where his actions and threats there led to the pursuit.

The Medical Examiner has ruled the death of Deputy Overall a homicide and that he died of blunt force trauma.

The suspect is a 22 year old male from Macomb Township who is currently housed at the Macomb County Jail.  He has prior 4 prior convictions for Possession of Marijuana and a conviction for Resisting and Obstructing Police.

The Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit will be presenting a warrant request to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office on Saturday. Deputy Overall was not in the roadway at the time, and in fact was well off the roadway and he had just deployed the “Stop Sticks” across SB M-15. It is our belief that from all evidence collected that the suspect deliberately ran down Deputy Overall swerving to hit him.

A GoFundMe Account has been established in Deputy Overall’s memory and assist his family in this most difficult time:

Attached is his department photo.  Deputy Overall was recently married and has one adult son. He resided in Genesee County.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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Brandon Township, MI – Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard sadly informs the community that one of our Sheriff’s Deputies was tragically killed today at approximately 12:31am during a police pursuit.

A police pursuit started in Lapeer County and went WB on I-69 to SB M-15 and then entered Oakland County into Brandon Township.   At the intersection of SB M-15 and Seymour Lake Road the Deputy was just outside of his patrol car about to deploy “Stop Sticks” when the fleeing suspect hit the Deputy and the suspect’s vehicle then rolled over.

The suspect was immediately taken into custody at the scene.  The Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit is investigating the death of our Deputy.

The Deputy is a 22 year veteran of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

His name will not be released until all next of kin have been notified. We ask that you keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

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