Whitaker

 
 

Age: 25

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # 5497

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 12/7/2014

Weapon: Automobile

Suspect: In custody

 

Deputy Sheriff

Grant William Whitaker

Ingham County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch: Sunday, December 7, 2014


Deputy Sheriff Grant Whitaker was killed in a vehicle crash during a pursuit on Dexter Trail, one mile east of Route 52, at approximately 2:00 am.


Deputy Whitaker's patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree during the pursuit, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. The vehicle he was pursuing continued to flee.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested several days later and charged with fleeing to elude causing death and operating a vehicle on a suspended license causing death.

Deputy Whitaker had served with the Ingham County Sheriff's Office for 1-1/2 years. He had previously served with the Stockbridge Police Department and Waterloo Township Police Department.