BRANDON TWP. (WWJ) – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of one of its own, early Thanksgiving morning.
According to Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard, police were involving in a pursuit on westbound I-69 to southbound M-15, entering Brandon Township. Just after 12:30 a.m., 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 deputy Eric Overall and the suspect’s vehicle, then rolled over.
The sheriff’s office said Overall, a 22-year-veteran of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, died at the scene. The suspect was taken into custody.
The suspect’s name is being withheld pending formal charges.
No information had been provided regarding why the suspect was being chased. An investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit is going.
In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office called the deputy’s death tragic, and asked public to keep his family and friends in their prayers.
A GoFundMe page has been created for Overall with a goal of raising $100,000. As of 9:45 a.m. on Friday the page had already raised nearly $36,000.