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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.
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.