Birmingham law enforcement reacts to death of Auburn police officer

BPD reacts to Auburn officer's death

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - News spread quickly Monday of another Alabama police officer killed in the line of duty.

“What a sad day for our community,” Auburn Mayor Ron Anders said.

“This is a difficult time for the city and the police division,” Auburn Police Chief Paul Register said.

For law enforcement officers in Birmingham, the shock of losing a police officer in the line of duty such as Sgt. Wytasha Carter earlier this year is all too real.

“It’s a very tough job and each one of us knew that getting into this line of profession, but until it happens to someone they will never understand the ultimate sacrafice and what it means,” Sgt. Heath Boackle said.

A Birmingham Police Department spokesman says the department did not want to address the officer’s death at this time because they are still healing from the loss of Carter.

Sgt. Boackle expects members of the Birmingham law enforcement community will reach out to the William Buechner family and the Auburn Police Department.

The area expects to be there for the officer’s funeral. “That is the least we can do for brother law enforcement members. Be there for them and be there for their families and make sure they get each and every thing they need,” Boackle said.

While thoughts and prayers are for the officer’s family and department, many are thankful the suspect is off the streets.

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