Community set to gather at visitation for fallen deputy

- The community will gather Monday to remember the Oakland County Sheriff's deputy killed in the line of duty on Thanksgiving. 

Deputy Eric Overall was assisting in a police pursuit when authorities say he was intentionally run over by the suspect. Overall was outside of his patrol car, preparing to deploy what are called "stop sticks" designed to deflate vehicles' tires when he was hit. 

Christopher Berak, 22, was arraigned Saturday on charges of first-degree homicide and murder of a peace officer. A court-appointed attorney said Berak has a history of mental health problems and is under psychiatric care.

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Hundreds will gather Monday at a visitation for Overall at Mt. Zion Church in Independence Township. The visitation is scheduled for 3-8 p.m.

Overall grew up in Burton, Mich. and served at the Oakland County Sheriff's Office for 22 years. Overall was recently married and is survived by an adult son. 

All weekend long, friends and family have had an outpouring of support from the community. Many gathered Sunday night at a vigil in downtown Ortonville. 

"It's not just me that's dealing with this tragedy. There's so many people that loved him and respected him," said his wife, Sonja. 

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Overall's funeral is Tuesday at 11 a.m., also at Mt. Zion Church in Independence Township. 

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