TRUSSVILLE, AL (WBRC) - A Trussville family is making sure people never forget the sacrifice Sgt. Wytasha Carter made for the community.
They didn't know him, but with every press they feel like they’re getting to know Sgt. Carter a little more.
Shortly after Sgt. Carter was gunned down, Jondavid Franklin says he had a vision about helping Carter’s family. He and his wife run a small printing business out of their Trussville home so they decided to make t-shirts in Carter’s memory.
"We feel through out business and all the interaction with Birmingham PD that we know him now.” Jondavid said. “I wanted to create an idea of love.”
The idea turned into a shirt. On the front is Sgt. Carter’s badge number “3603.” The back of the shirt reads “Never Forgotten…In Memory of Sgt. Wytasha Carter." In the middle is a U.S. flag with a blue line across it.
Social media and word of mouth are giving them plenty of business right now. Proceeds will go to Carter's family. They say its least they can do for them.
"We need to really remember Sgt. Carter’s family. We need to keep them in our thoughts and prayers. If you can be the light in a dark situation, be that light,” Joanna Franklin said.
The Franklins have been delivering the shirts to officers at the north precinct that’s where Carter worked. They plan to drop off more at other precincts within the coming days.
"We wanted to raise awareness that crime here in Birmingham is awful and anybody that lives here and watches the news understands what goes on every night here in Birmingham and we wanted to make a change by just having a symbol and that symbol is this shirt and it represents love,” Jondavid said.