Deputy Eric Overall Honored Two Years After Death with Highway Dedication

Deputy Eric Overall Honored Two Years After Death with Highway Dedication

Brandon Twp, MI – On Nov. 6, a portion of M-15 was dedicated to honor Deputy Eric Overall who lost his life in the line of duty on November 23, 2017. Beginning at the intersection of Highway M-15 and I-75 and extending to the county line at the border of Oakland and Genesee County, the road will now be known as the ‘Deputy Eric Overall Memorial Highway’.

Former State Representative Jim Tedder introduced formal legislation in 2018 to memorialize the highway in honor of Deputy Overall and Governor Rick Snyder signed it into law as Public Act 545 of 2018. The section of the highway is designated by two signs at either end of the portion of the highway in Deputy Overall’s honor.

Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard, along with members of the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, family members of Eric Overall, and township officials, gathered at the site at M-15 and I-75 to pay tribute to Eric.

“With the recent guilty verdict decided last week in the murder trial of Deputy Overall, this dedication could not come at a better time to honor the memory of our fallen brother in brown,” said Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard. “These signs will serve as a constant reminder to everyone who passes them to take time to remember Eric’s contribution to not only the Sheriff’s Office, but to his community as a whole. In his own words, we will ‘Never Quit’ honoring his memory.”

November 23, 2019 will mark the two-year anniversary of Deputy Overall’s line of duty death.

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