LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Transportation Committee will meet to consider a bill introduced by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D–East Lansing)that would memorialize Ingham County Deputy Sheriff Grant William Whitaker.

Senate Bill 509 would rename a portion of Highway M-52 in Stockbridge Township in Ingham County, from the intersection of Highways M-52 and M-106 to the intersection of Highways M-52 and M-36.

Deputy Whitaker was killed in the line of duty, in a vehicle crash during pursuit of a fleeing driver who was attempting to elude a traffic stop. Deputy Whitaker’s patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree during the pursuit, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. The driver of the fleeing vehicle was arrested several days later, convicted of eluding police and driving on a suspended license, and sentenced to prison.

WHAT: Senate Transportation Committee, Senate Bill 509

WHO: Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing), Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth, Retired Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth, and family members of Deputy Grant Whitaker

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Binsfeld Office Building, Room 1100, 201 Townsend St., Lansing, MI 48933

For more information, please contact Sen. Hertel’s office at (517) 373-1734.