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Bal Harbour Police Chief Mark Overton Rushed to Hospital, Listed in Serious Condition

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  • Mark Overton, who has been the police chief in the city of Bal Harbour for over two years, was rushed to the hospital Monday morning.

The top cop of one South Florida city is recovering in the hospital after suffering a heart attack.

Bal Harbour chief Mark Overton was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital shortly after 10:30 AM Monday morning. Police responded to a business in the South Point area of Miami Beach, discovering that the distress call was for a fellow law enforcement officer.

Overton is listed in serious but stable condition. The 53 year old is a known fitness buff, and his son told the Miami Herald that he is expected to make a full recovery.

The chief, who has spent the last two years with the department, is a South Florida native. Overton was born in Miami Beach in 1962 and grew up in Hialeah. He spent 28 years with the Hialeah Police Department, including five years as chief, before retiring in 2012 to accept the position of deputy chief with the Miami Beach Police Department.

Overton has received multiple honors throughout his career.

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