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

Rest in peace,or prayers are with your family.....

Bud miller. Retired high school teacher
K9 officer "dad"

December 7, 2014

RIP Brother. Thank you and God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (retired)
North Bergen, N.J.P.D.

December 7, 2014

Thank you for your selfless service. Peace be with your family and department.

Former Patrol Officer Brooks Wade
Loudon, TN Police Dept.

December 7, 2014

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 7, 2014

condolences to all from the Cleveland Ohio P.D.

Cleveland Police

December 7, 2014

Proverbs 28:1 "The wicked man flees though no one pursues him, but the righteous shall be bold as lions." My the Lords blessing be upon you and your family!

Cpl. Brugh Christopher
Yukon PD Oklahoma

December 7, 2014

Our hearts are very saddened by the news of such a young Deputy loosing his life because of a terrible decision by another non-law abiding citizen. We pray for all those who know and love this brave young officer, asking the Lord Jesus, to comfort in only the way He can.
Thank you Deputy Sheriff Whitaker for your service and sacrifice, you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN...

family of
Sgt. Howard Stevenson E.O.W 1/9/05

December 7, 2014

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff Grant Whitaker and the extended law enforcement family of the Ingham County, Michigan Sheriff's Office. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 7, 2014

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Grant Whitaker, friends, Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth and the Ingham County Sheriff's Office.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A. S. Batson
Cherry Police Department, NC

December 7, 2014

Rest In Peace Deputy Whitaker. May God lay His healing hand upon your family, friends and Co-workers and help them through their grief and pain. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard E.O.W. 12/07/06

December 7, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and members of the Ingham County SO for your loss of Deputy Grant Whitaker. Deputy Whitaker died a HERO answering the call to keep his streets safe. No need for Godspeed Deputy Whitaker, you are dispatched to Heaven Code 3. Rest in Peace.

M Joiner
Retired EMT-II
Monroeville Alabama

December 7, 2014

Rest in peace Deputy Whitaker. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold.


December 7, 2014

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Retired)
Jerome County, Idaho Sheriff's Office

December 7, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother. Keep watch over your fellow Deputies as they continue on with the watch down here. My condolences to your Family and the Ingham County SO.

Sgt Fred Nordt Jr.
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

December 7, 2014

Thank you for your service and protecting the people of the county. R.I.P sir. And prayers to your family in their time of need.

Lieutenant Curtis Clark
LaGarda Security Services, Flint, MI.

December 7, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother. May the Lord welcome you and comfort your family and friends.

Sheriff John Turner
Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

December 7, 2014

My heartfelt condolences to the family of Officer Whitaker and the Ingham County Sheriff's Department. May the support of your community and surrounding agencies bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Marie Sanborn,wife of Lodd Firefighter
Tim Sanborn Clinton Area Fire & Rescue.St Johns, MI.I

December 7, 2014

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank You for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle

December 7, 2014

Prayers to the family and the larger family of brothers and sisters in uniform. God Speed!

William E. Kozal
Sgt (Ret), Muskegon County Sheriff's Office, Muskegon, MI

December 7, 2014

Rip my brother. Glod, please give his family strenght and courage as they go through this trying time.

Deputy Probation Officer II F.Rinaldi
Los Angeles County Probation Department

December 7, 2014

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

December 7, 2014

RIP brother, my prayers for you, your family and your agency. HEROES NEVER DIE. God bless you Grant.

Philip Callas, Detective Retired Secaucus, NJ PD

December 7, 2014

Please accept my sincere condolences for the tragic loss of Deputy Whitaker. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Rest easy brother.

P.O. (ret) Donald Current
City of New York PD fmr Transit PD

December 7, 2014

Rest In Peace, Brother.

Det. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

December 7, 2014

Deeply, genuinely heart felt prayers to both personal family and police family. A tragic loss for loved ones and friends. Know you are never alone. God Bless You! Another hero wrapped in the arms of angels.

Shirley Nespolon
Father was Sgt. on WPD.

December 7, 2014

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