Kelli Overstreet described her husband, “Joe,” as a loving, caring man who was a father to her two children.
Overstreet spoke Tuesday about some of the circumstances leading up to the recent fatal shooting of her husband of 13 years.
Just before 5 p.m. Friday, an Ozark police officer fatally shot 42-year-old Joseph Dewey Overstreet after he failed to comply with the officer’s commands to put down a machete.
Ozark Police Chief Tony Spivey said in a press conference Saturday that Overstreet suffered two gunshot wounds to the chest and died sometime later at Dale Medical Center. Spivey said the police officer had responded to a domestic-related 911 call made by Kelli Overstreet.
“I just wanted them to come and get him and put him in the tank overnight to sober up,” Kelli Overstreet said. “I told them to send numerous cops because he was drinking and I knew he wouldn’t go willingly.”
A “Slow Funeral” sign sat in the front yard of the family’s home — where the shooting happened — in the Hidden Grove Mobile Home, a few miles off U.S. 231 in Ozark.