INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) - An Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy killed in the line of duty on Thanksgiving will be laid to rest Tuesday.
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.
Overall's funeral is Tuesday at 11 a.m., also at Mt. Zion Church in Independence Township. You can watch the service here on our Facebook page. Hundreds showed up to honor Overall, and friends and family members, including Overall's wife and son, spoke and shared stories.
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. We're told he loved playing the guitar, fishing, and his pet cat.
His funeral service is set to begin at 11 a.m. and the church will open it's doors at 9:30.
Flags will be flown at half staff today in Deputy Overall's honor.
A 22-year-old man has been arraigned on charges of first-degree homicide and murder of a peace officer.