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Candlelight vigil for fallen deputy

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Source: Oakland County Sheriff's Office Source: Oakland County Sheriff's Office

More than 100 people spent their Thanksgiving evening paying tribute to a sheriff's deputy, killed in the line of duty.

A candlelight vigil was held for Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Overall.

The 50 year old Overall lived in Genesee County. He was a 22 year veteran of Oakland County's Sheriff's Office.

He died early Thursday morning after being hit by a vehicle driven by a fleeing suspect..

The police pursuit had started at the Lapeer County Jail.

It continued through Genesee County and on to M-15 in Oakland County's Brandon Township.

Overall was struck as he deployed a "stop stick" barrier to slow the suspect down. He died later at a hospital.

The 22 year old suspect is from Macomb Township and is being held at the Macomb County Jail.

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