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.p