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Widow of slain Birmingham officer to attend State of the Union

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The widow of a slain Alabama police officer is attending President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address as a guest of U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell.

The Democratic lawmaker says Tiphanie Carter will join her at the speech Tuesday night.

Carter is the wife of the late Wytasha Carter, a Birmingham police sergeant who was shot to death in the line of duty last month.

Sewell tweeted Monday that Carter represents the best in her 7th District region. She says her colleagues need to hear his widow’s story to prevent gun violence.

The 44-year-old Carter was killed as he and another officer investigated possible car break-ins Jan. 13. Two suspects have been arrested.

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