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.
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