(WLNS) – An Ingham County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been killed in the line of duty. According to Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wrigglesworth, Deputy Grant William Whitaker was killed during a vehicle chase. The 25-year-old deputy was pursuing a vehicle on East Bound on Dexter Trail approximately 1 mile east of M-52, when his vehicle left the road and stuck a tree taking his life. The vehicle being chased has not been located at this time.
The Michigan State Police was called to the scene to conduct the traffic as well as the criminal investigation.
Deputy Whitaker has worked at the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office for approximately 1 ½ years and previously worked at the Stockbridge Police Dept.
Further details on the investigation will be handled by the Michigan State Police, Lansing Post.