Deputy Eric Overall was struck and killed on October 31st while assisting during a pursuit in Brandon Township, and it is believed by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office that he was deliberately run down.
Overall was deploying “Stop Sticks” on M-15 during a pursuit with the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office, and was struck by the suspect’s vehicle while he was “well off the roadway”. His death was ruled a homicide due to blunt force trauma by the Medical Examiner, and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the event as an intentional homicide.
The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office began the pursuit with the 22 year-old male suspect after he presented “actions and threats” at the LCSO headquarters. While he has four prior convictions, including for Possession of Marijuana and Resisting and Obstructing Police, the suspect, who is from Macomb Township, is currently being held at the Macomb County Jail.
Deputy Overall was a 50 year-old newlywed and father from Genesee County, and was a 22-year veteran of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. A GoFundMe account has been established in his memory, and to assist his family during this time. His funeral arrangements are pending.