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Birmingham police officers shot in line of duty honored

Birmingham Police honors three officers shot in line of duty
Birmingham Police honors three officers shot in line of duty(Birmingham Police)
Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 3:25 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Birmingham Police Department has announced that three officers who were shot in the line of duty have been honored.

The Birmingham Police Department announced Sergeant Wytasha Carter, Officer Lucas Allums, and Officer Cullen Stafford have been honored with the Medal of Valor and the Purple Heart awards.

Sgt. Carter was honored with both awards on October 7th. Sgt. Carter was shot and killed in January of 2019 after investigating car burglaries.

Officers Lucas Allums and Cullen Stafford were honored with both awards on October 14th. Officer Allums was injured in the shooting that claimed the life of Sgt. Wytasha Carter.

Officer Cullen Stafford was shot in July of 2019 while investigating a robbery at a supermarket in downtown Birmingham.

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