MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

Hundreds gather in Ortonville to honor deputy killed in the line of duty

A solemn remembrance was held Sunday in Ortonville for a deputy killed in the line of duty in northern Oakland County. (Photo Credit: Sarah Jaeger)

ORTONVILLE, Mich. --A solemn remembrance was held Sunday in Ortonville for a deputy killed in the line of duty in northern Oakland County.

Investigators believe the suspect intentionally ran off the road to hit deputy Eric Overall early Thanksgiving morning in Brandon Township.

This all happened as Overall was laying out stop sticks during a police chase.

The suspect, 22-year-old Christopher Berak is now charged with two counts of murder.

Hundreds traveled to downtown Ortonville have come out to honor Deputy Overall.

It's been a night of hugs and tears, as people from not only right here in mid-Michigan but across the state come out to pay tribute to Deputy Overall.

People tying blue ribbons like this one throughout downtown prior to the vigil.

Sunday’s vigil is the second one held in the past three days.

Many wanting to come out and show their support for the family as well as the men and women who continue to protect and serve.

Trending