Sergeant Lief Ben Overdahl

Sergeant Lief Ben Overdahl

Tacoma Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, January 22, 1957

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Lief Ben Overdahl

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.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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