Remembering Sgt. Wytasha Carter
Birmingham police sergeant slain early Sunday morning died doing his life’s work – trying to make the world around him a better place. A safer place.
Sgt. Wytasha Carter, affectionately known to his friends and family as Wyt, died from a gunshot wound to the head about 2 a.m. while on a special detail investigating car break-ins in the downtown Birmingham area. Those who knew the 44-year-old husband, father and U.S. Air Force veteran said he had a passion to serve and it showed every time he hit the city’s streets.
“He wanted to make a difference,’’ said Pell City Police Chief Paul Irwin, who was Carter’s captain at Birmingham’s West Precinct. “The type of person who killed him, that’s exactly the type of person he was trying to help.”