Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Grant William Whitaker

Ingham County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, December 7, 2014

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Grant William Whitaker

Your brothers and sisters in Allegan County mourn your loss, but honor your service, your dedication to duty, and your obvious selfless sacrifice to your community. We will pray for your family as we know God has a special place for you. "Fear him not for he is God's servant here to you for good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an avenger here to bring wrath upon the evil doer. (ROMANS 13:4). We got your 6. And, as we say in the US Marine Corps... Semper Fidelis! (Always Faithful). Rest in Peace brother.

Deputy Scott Johanson
Allegan County Sheriff's Office, MI

December 7, 2014

Rest in peace Grant! Thank you for your service and dedication. You will be missed. Your family is in our prayers and thoughts.

Kristin Marshall
Wife of LPD officer and family friend

December 7, 2014

Rest with God Deputy Whitaker. Your devotion, dedication, and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

Retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

December 7, 2014

So sorry to hear of Grant's accident ...
My Family sends condolences to Family, Friends, Comunity,
& Countrymen ...
The "Purple Heart Candles" burn this day for Gene in our Family's 9/11 Memorial .
R.I.P. Gene, Son of Valor , with Honor.
Gone From our Arms ... Forever in our Hearts.

Ms. Karen Morgan ,Psy & LE , Grad.
Eagels Wing Baptist Church, Lake Traverse, SD

December 7, 2014

We will be praying for you as you mourn the loss of Officer Whitaker and struggle to celebrate this glorious season.

Darlene Newton
friend of Story County Sheriff's Office

December 7, 2014

R.I.P Deputy Whitaker, we're keeping you, your family and all our brothers and sisters with the Ingham County Sheriff's Office in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and may God keep you in his loving care my brother as we remain " Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen "

Corporal James E. Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Tampa, Fla.

December 7, 2014

So sorry to hear of this love to his family


December 7, 2014

We are losing too many brothers and sisters. RIP Hero, we have the watch now!!!

Sergeant Bill Clock
Ann Arbor, MI Police Department

December 7, 2014

Rest in Peace. Heroes are never forgotten

Ofc. C. Nelson
Monroe Police Department Monroe, Michigan

December 7, 2014



December 7, 2014

Your smile was infectious, your laugh was contagious, your service remains beyond reproach. I miss you already Grant.

Ryan Watts, Deputy

December 7, 2014

Rest in peace and God please ease the pain and suffering of Deputy Whitaker's family.

Officer E. Vedder
East Lansing Police Department, Ingham County, Michigan

December 7, 2014

Rest in peace prayers to you your family and friend's. Thank you for your service.

PSO J Conrad

December 7, 2014

Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and department.

Kathy Kronke
Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department Reserve Division

December 7, 2014


Deputy J. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

December 7, 2014

Godspeed my friend.

Patrolman Jordan Holland
Claremore Police Department Oklahoma

December 7, 2014

Many prayers to your family Deputy Whitaker. Rest in peace and bless you for your service.

Officer R. Ward
Beaverton Police Department

December 7, 2014

Dep Whitaker, may you rest in peace our brother. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

December 7, 2014

Miss you already, Grant.

Deputy Rpss Kindervater
Ingham County Sheriff's Office

December 7, 2014

Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

December 7, 2014

Officer Whitaker
Although I don't know you I appreciate your service and offer condolences to your family. Far to many people are quick to point out the bad police and I for one appreciate the service and sacrifice your profession makes every day. RIP sir


December 7, 2014


To the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy Sheriff Grant William Whitaker:

From the beginning of time after Cain killed his brother, Abel, there has been a need for law enforcement officers to protect the weak and to bring evildoers to justice. This work is necessary in a sinful world and is dangerous. In modern times, some five hundred and seventy law enforcement officers have sacrificed their lives to protect the citizens of the State of Michigan. Today, we honor the sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Grant William Whitaker, of the Ingham County, Michigan, Sheriff’s Office; who was killed in the line-of-duty on Sunday, December 7, 2014, in a single vehicle vs. fixed object traffic collision on Dexter Trail, about a mile east of Route 52, in Ingham County during a police pursuit.

“Lord God, we are grateful for the life of Deputy Sheriff Grant William Whitaker. He died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate the life of Deputy Sheriff Grant William Whitaker and honor his sacrifice. Be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them your strength. Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving.

As for the citizens of Ingham County, Michigan, help them to faithfully equip their law enforcement agents with the best tools to protect their county. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of Ingham County, Michigan, to remember to pay their law enforcement agents fairly and treat them with respect. Help the citizens of Ingham County, Michigan, to obey the law and treat each other with dignity so as not to add to the burden of crime and pain to their county.

The time for mourning will soon pass. We have now remembered and celebrated the life lost in this great tragedy. As the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy Sheriff Grant William Whitaker go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself!

Finally, Lord God, we pray for the families, friends, and colleagues of all the law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line-of-duty and we thank you for their sacrifices. Bless the lives of their families, friends, and colleagues so they might find healing. Help their law enforcement organizations support the families of these fallen heroes. Even though their deaths might have been senseless, make something good come out of these situations so that their law enforcement organizations and the communities in which they lived and served might be stronger because of their lives and their deaths. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”

Now, Deputy Sheriff Grant William Whitaker, may the Lord bless you, and keep you: the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

In His Service,

Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department
Volunteer Police Chaplain Nominee, Merrimack NH Police Department
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department

December 7, 2014

Rest in peace . Bless your family and friends in this time of need .

Maureen Rolniak

December 7, 2014

Always hard when it's a young one. No scratch's always hard. No matter when or why. I know a fella that holds a special place for guys and families like us. It's the family/friends that need the help now. That boy went home.
Bryan Lawless Smith

USBP Senior Patrol Officer
U.S. Border Patrol

December 7, 2014

Deputy Whitaker,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

December 7, 2014

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