Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant WyTasha Lamar Carter

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, January 13, 2019

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Reflections for Sergeant WyTasha Lamar Carter

Rest In Peace good brother. May God protect your family. Orlando (FL) Alumni

Detective (retired) Art Wilson
Orange County Sheriff’s Office

January 13, 2019

I am sad to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Sergeant Wytasha Carter. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and peers.

Retired, T W Martinez and FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

January 13, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with your department, family, and friends. Please accept our sincere condolences during this difficult time.

Albany Police Academy Session 3
Albany Police Department, Albany NY

January 13, 2019

Rest In Peace brother.

Officer Michael Stivers
Byrnes Mill, MO. PD

January 13, 2019

We are so saddened by this terrible news.! Rest In Peace Sergeant Wytasha Carter ❤️ We are so thankful to you for your service. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!!

The King Family

January 13, 2019

We are so saddened by this terrible news.! Rest In Peace Sergeant Wytasha Carter ❤️ We are so thankful to you for your service. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!!

The Kinh Family

January 13, 2019

God speed.....

Police Officer Suzy Regan(retired)
LAPD-Modesto PD

January 13, 2019

Our prayers are with you all as you grieve as well as with the families directly affected by this tragedy. Please be reminded that there are many who respect and appreciate the dangers you face to serve and protect your community. We owe you all a debt that can never be repaid.

L. Murphy
Citizen

January 13, 2019

Rest in peace Sergeant Wytasha Carter.
Prayers and condolences for family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ Retired
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

January 13, 2019

Rest easy Sergeant.

Joseph Hart-Bowley

January 13, 2019

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 13, 2019

My prayers are with the family, the Birmingham Alabama police department and friends of Sergeant Carter. I pray daily for all the police that so selfishly put on the uniform each day and face tough challenges while protecting us from the dangers that face our country. And I thank you all for your sacrifice and I pray you all find peace during this sad time.

Denise Weaver
Mother of an Alabama police officer

January 13, 2019

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Sergeant Wytasha Carter. Please know we are eternally grateful for Sergeant Carter’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Sergeant Carter, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Birmingham, Alabama Police Department for Sergeant Carter’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Sergeant Carter’s Family.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
POINT 27

Jerry M. Rhodes
Detective, Dallas Police Department Retired
Law Enforcement Outreach
POINT 27

Jerry M. Rhodes
Dallas Police Department (retired)

January 13, 2019

Lord God, our hearts and prayers go out to the Birmingham, Alabama Police Department and for the family, friends, and colleagues of Sergeant Wytasha Carter, of the Birmingham, Alabama Police Department, who was killed in the Line-of-Duty on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Father God, have mercy on us and their souls. Rest easy my Brother-in-Blue. We will take it from here! End of Watch: Sunday, January 13, 2019. Now, join the Lord and rejoice in Paradise! God speed! Amen.

“Blessed are those who mourn. They will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4]
“Blessed are those who make peace. They will be called God’s children.” [Matthew 5:9]
“The greatest love you can show is to give your life for your friends.” [John 15:13]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
Ordained and Licensed as an Independent Christian Minister
Member of the National Association of Christian Ministers
The Steven R. Closs Christian Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
Nashua / Merrimack NH Police Departments

January 13, 2019

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over seven years. I pray that Wytasha's life and death will bring glory to God.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

January 13, 2019

RIP, Sgt Carter. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

January 13, 2019

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Sergeant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office, NY

January 13, 2019

Rest In Peace Sergeant.
Thank you for your dedication to protecting others.
Condolences for the family and friends.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Police

January 13, 2019

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

January 13, 2019

May God watch over the family and fellow officers who serve and protect us. We can only imagine their pain. But we can sympathize with them and we must support them. Running to the danger,when all others run away from it. Selfless and fearless to the end. They now work heavens Beat. And are in God's hands forever. Ever watching down on us all. Thanks for your service.

B.J.Umbenhower
D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

January 13, 2019

What brings a person to do this job; to risk and give their life in service to others? I know it is a desire to help people; a respect for law; knowing that the right thing is always the right thing to do and to make things better down here. I know through your work in LE and the USAF, you have left this world a better place than in which you found it and helped keep us from total chaos. I am so sorry in your senseless loss. Thanks mean little....I pray for strength for your family, friends and department. Though loved ones disagree, it has been said that it is better to live one day as a lion, then a lifetime as a lamb. With tears and respect, Godspeed you into His Arms and we will all meet one day at trails end.
Dear Almighty God in Heaven

Civillian Volunteer
eLos Angeles Police Department

January 13, 2019

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Birmingham Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

January 13, 2019

Sooo much sorrow

Mother of DEA AGENT and Wife to Retired
Washinton State

January 13, 2019

Rest in peace brother. You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer Eric BORGHESANI
San Francisco Police Dept.

January 13, 2019

The silence, now, is deafening
where once his laughter fell.

The beat is empty of the one
who knew its streets so well.

The squad room has a vacancy
no one else can occupy.

And so we stand, salute and grieve
again we say 'good-bye'.

Bruce Waldo
Los Angeles County Sheriff's, retired

January 13, 2019

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