Bal Harbour Police Chief dies from heart attack complications

BAL HARBOUR, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida community is saying farewell to a well-respected police chief.

Bal Harbour Police Chief Mark Overton died Thursday from complications from a heart attack he suffered in July.

Overton spent three decades in law enforcement. He earned praise last year when he launched an internal probe that uncovered a massive sting operation that laundered millions in drug cash for criminal groups, but never made a single arrest.

He also earned high marks for his time at the Hialeah Police department, overseeing a dramatic drop in the crime rate there.

Overton was 54 years old.

Copyright 2017 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


blog comments powered by Disqus