Flags lowered for Michigan deputy killed during chase
Deputy Eric Overall killed on duty
INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Hundreds of police officers and others gathered for the start of services for a Michigan sheriff's deputy who was fatally struck by a car being pursued by police.
Deputies in dress uniforms carried the flag-draped casket of 50-year-old Oakland County Deputy Eric Overall into Independence Township's Mount Zion Church on Monday for visitation ahead of his funeral Tuesday.
- Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28. Service at Mt. Zion Church, located at 4900 Maybee Rd, Independence Township, MI 48348 -- Doors open at 09:30 a.m. Service Starts at 11 a.m.
- Watch live here.
Sonja Overall says she feels robbed by her husband's death early Thursday, but that the outpouring of support has been a godsend.
Authorities say Overall was preparing to deploy "stop sticks" designed to deflate vehicles' tires when he was hit. The 22-year-old driver Christopher Berak faces charges of first-degree homicide and murder of a peace officer.
Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered the lowering of U.S. and Michigan flags Tuesday on state buildings.