(WLNS) – Deputy Grant Whitaker will be laid to rest today less than a week after he died in a car accident. He was involved in a high-speed chase on Sunday when his patrol car left the road, and hit a tree.
His funeral took place late this morning at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea.
Hundreds of people were in the church for the ceremony.
Close to a hundred police departments from local, county and state speaks volumes to the type of person Deputy Grant Whitaker was.
6 News spoke with Capt. Trojanowitz of the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office who tells us Grant came to work to work had his share of calls and responded accordingly.
Deputy Whitaker was with the department for a year and half with the department, he also served as a police officer in Stockbridge Township before becoming a deputy.
We also spoke with Stockbridge chief Johnnie Torrez, he tells us that right out of the academy, Whitaker was eager to work and wore his badge proudly.
And law enforcement is a strong brotherhood that today mourns loss of one of their own who died too soon.
Grant Whitaker was just 25 years old when he died.
After the mass people will head to Oak Lawn cemetery in Stockbridge for Deputy Whitaker’s burial.