Alabama and community honoring fallen Birmingham Police officer Wytasha Carter, including fundraiser on May 4

Sgt Carter’s patrol unit 103. Photo from the city of Birmingham Facebook page

In January of this year, the Birmingham community was heartbroken when one of its finest, police officer, Sergeant Wytasha Carter was killed in the line of duty.

Community-wide, there was an outpouring a grief that included a memorial which was broadcast live by several news outlets.

U.S. Representative Terri Sewell  honored him in a speech on the floor of the U.S. Congress.

Naming a part of I 59/20 after Wytasha Carter

Last month,  Representative Allen Treadway, who is also the Assistant Police Chief for the  Birmingham Police Department, honored Carter’s memory and service by sponsoring  HJR  91, an Alabama House Joint Resolution that names a portion of I 59/20 from mile marker 127 to mile marker 128 as the Sergeant Wytasha L. Carter Memorial Highway.

The resolution was adopted by both the Alabama House of Representatives and Alabama Senate.

Together Serving One – May 4th at Lee Branch

Even though it has been nearly 5 months, local Birmingham communities continue to honor and remember Sergeant Wytasha Carter.

Along with his strong ties to the city of Birmingham,  Carter had deep roots in the community of North Shelby County serving as a volunteer band parent for the Oak Mountain High School Band.

This Saturday, May 4th, Chiropractic Today is hosting “Together Serving One” at The Marketplace at Lee Branch (a Farmer’s Market), a community fundraiser to honor Carter and support his family

There will be numerous items raffled off, in an effort to raise funds for the Carter family. Here is a news clip about the event that appeared on WVTM NBC 13.

Never forget

Birmingham fallen law enforcement memorial. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The Birmingham community will never forget Carter and all our fallen police officers who protect us.

One thing you can always do is donate to the FOP Fallen Officer’s Memorial Fund at all BancorpSouth branches.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.