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New Hero Search Wytasha Lamar Carter ("WyT") - Jan. 13, 2019 (29877)

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Birmingham AL Police Dept. Patch
Resided: AL, USA
Born: Nov. 13, 1974  
Fallen: Jan. 13, 2019
Race/Sex: Black Male / 44 yrs. of age
Dept: Birmingham Police Dept. - AL
1710 1st Avenue North  
Birmingham, AL   35203   USA
County: Jefferson
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 17 years
Bio: Sergeant Carter was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He had served with the Birmingham Police Department for eight years and had previously served with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Leeds Police Department, and Fairfield Police Department for an additional nine years.


Sergeant WyTasha Lamar Carter was born to Mr. Ronald and Mrs. Brenda Carter in Birmingham, Alabama. WyTasha was the first born of three. As he grew, it wasn't long before you encountered his invigorating intelligence, witty personality, natural leadership qualities and compassionate spirit. He was a high achiever and loved serving others.

As a child, Sergeant Carter attended Mt. Hebron Baptist Missionary Baptist, ACIPCO where the late Joseph Washington Croom, Sr. was the esteemed Pastor. He and his family later united with Souls Harbor Deliverance Center Church under the leadership of the late Apostle Nancy Laster. He gave his life to Jesus at an early age and was filled with the Holy Spirit. He was a licensed Minister and served as a Youth Pastor.

Sergeant Carter was educated in the Birmingham City School System and graduated from John Herbert Phillip High School in 1993. He attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia where he studied Pre-Law.

In 1996 he joined the United States Air Force. After basic training he was stationed at Offutt AFB in Omaha, Nebraska. While serving in the military he met his wife of 21 years, Mrs. Tiphanie Phelps Carter.

Sergeant Carter joined the Birmingham Police Department on July 18, 2011. Prior to joining the Birmingham Police Department, Sergeant Carter worked as a Corrections Officer at the Douglas County Sheriff's Department Omaha, Nebraska (1997-2000); Corrections Officer at the Shelby County Sheriff's Department Shelby County, Alabama (2000-2002); Police Officer in Leeds, Alabama (2002-2007); and Police Officer in Fairfield, Alabama (2007-2011). Sergeant Carter demonstrated loyalty, devotion and an impressive work ethic as a public servant. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on February 17, 2018.

Survived by:
Tiphanie - Wife
& children

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   Birmingham, AL   USA   Sun. Jan. 13, 2019
Summary: Sergeant Wytasha Carter was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to arrest two men who were breaking into vehicles at a bar in 900 block of Fifth Avenue North just before 2:00 am.

They were in the area on a special detail as the result of a recent rash of vehicle break-ins. A plainclothes officer spotted two subjects pulling on door handles of various cars and notified Sergeant Carter, who was in uniform and responded to the parking lot. The officer and Sergeant Carter stopped the two subjects and began to pat them down for weapons.

One of the men suddenly produced a handgun and shot officers, fatally wounding Sergeant Carter and critically wounding the plainclothes officers.

One of the subjects was wounded by return gunfire before both men were taken into custody.

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