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Sergeant Lief Ben Overdahl | Tacoma Police Department, Washington Tacoma Police Department, Washington


Lief Ben Overdahl

Tacoma Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 22, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 27 years

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Cause: Heart attack

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Sergeant Lief Overdahl suffered a fatal heart attack after a struggle with an intoxicated man he had just arrested.

Sergeant Overdahl was off duty and eating in a restaurant when an employee asked him to help with the intoxicated man who was causing a disturbance. After arresting the man, Sergeant Overdahl led him to a call box at 11th and South K Street where a struggle ensued. Sergeant Overdahl collapsed during the struggle.

Sergeant Overdahl had served with the Tacoma Police Department for 27 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

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