Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Eric Overall

Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Eric Overall

RIP brother Eric.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Inv. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

December 10, 2017

Rest In Peace Sir

Correctional Officer J. Broadway
SCDC

December 10, 2017

My deepest condolences for the loss of Deputy Overall. My respects to all concerned.

P.O. (Ret) Donalld Current
NYCTPD/NYPD

December 5, 2017

It is truly sad to see how a officer was struck and killed by a suspect's vehicle.

Law Enforcement Student
Banning High school

December 5, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

December 5, 2017

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Sergeant E.Kemmer #142
Nevada Highway Patrol

December 4, 2017

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of Deputy Sheriff, Eric Overall, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Deputy makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

December 1, 2017

You made the ultimate sacrifice. We'll all continue to hold the like in your honor.

Officer Jacob Lukas
Shelby Township Police Department

December 1, 2017

The DeKalb Illinois Police Department sends their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Eric Overall. We thank you for your service! God Bless!

DeKalb Police

November 30, 2017

Rest in peace Brother. We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

LT. A. OROZCO
ADOT/ECD

November 30, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Overall. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

November 29, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Overall!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

November 29, 2017

Rest in Peace Deputy Overall. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Parole Supervisor Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

November 28, 2017

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Eric's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

November 28, 2017

I believe in dedication,
I believe in selflessness,
I believe in the men & women who lay down their lives for peace.

I believe in honor,
I believe in compassion,
I believe in the men & women who stand against injustice.

I believe in courage,
I believe in bravery,
I believe in the men & women who fight against the darkness.

In times of need and fear, When all else fails and hope feels lost,
I believe in the men & women who wear a badge and choose to stand the watch.

I believe in HEROES
I believe in Deputy Eric Overall

GOD Bless & GOD Speed

Cpl. Keith VanValkenburgh
Dearborn Heights Police Dept. (MI)

November 28, 2017

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great.

Inv. Q. Warren
Alaska, AGO

November 27, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one who’s blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 27, 2017

Our prayers go out to the family, friends and coworkers. Rest In Peace my brother in BLUE.

Investigator Esrael Silva
Deaf Smith County District Attorney Office, Hereford, Texas

November 27, 2017

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Deputy, Eric Overall, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Deputy makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

November 27, 2017

My sincere condolences to the family. Rest in Peace.

Michael Becker, CPT. GCSD Retired
Genesee County Sheriff's Office

November 27, 2017

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

November 27, 2017

Rest in peace brother. May God bring comfort to your family and friends.

Master Trooper Detective
Indiana State Police

November 27, 2017

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

November 27, 2017

RIP my brother..peace and prayers for your family, friends and fellow officers..another sad, sad day,,Marty Mooney retired Det NYPD and son Alex active NYPD..Blue Knights XIX Rome NY/XXXII Syracuse NY.

Det Marty Mooney ( Ret )
NYPD

November 27, 2017

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead.

With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles

November 27, 2017

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