STOCKBRDIGE TOWNSHIP, MI – In a press release, Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth states that Deputy Grant Whitaker was killed in the line of duty while in pursuit of a suspect vehicle on Sunday, December 7th, 2014.
At 2:11am Deputy Grant William Whitaker, 25-years-old, was pursuing a vehicle eastbound on Dexter Trail about a mile east of M-52 when his patrol vehicle left the road and struck a tree.
Deputy Whitaker had worked at the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office for about one and a half years. Whitaker had also worked at the Stockbridge Police Department previously.
Sheriff’s officials said Whitaker was among two deputies who were pursing the suspect. The vehicle they were pursuing has not been located. The Michigan State Police are conducting a criminal investigation.
If you or someone who you know of has information concerning the vehicle that Deputy Whitaker was pursuing, please contact the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office at (517)-676-2431, 911 or you can also contact Crime Stoppers if you have any information, you can submit an ANONYMOUS tip to Crime Stoppers.
As always you can remain anonymous. Your information could be eligible for a cash reward if it leads to the arrest of the individual that is being sought after.
You are welcome to contact the following agency to send condolences:
Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth
Ingham County Sheriff’s Office
630 North Cedar Street
Mason, MI 48854