Sgt. Carter unfortunately succumbed to his injuries leaving his family and close friends heartbroken. To celebrate the great man he was a ceremony was held in Birmingham, Alabama in his honor. Ironically, the day was cloudy and rainy as many people gathered to honor and pay their respects to the courageous officer. As the ceremony took place fellow men and women in blue lined the streets, saluting as he passed by.
Sheriff's deputy Tiffany Dial stood stoically, saluting her fallen comrade. She admitted to CBS Newsthat it was an emotional moment.
"It was a tough day for everyone here in Birmingham and Alabama and Jefferson County. It was a tough day."
Deputy Dial was at attention representing everyone who was out on that shift, protecting the public. Rain poured all around her, but despite her wide-brimmed hat, she still was soaked from the rain.
Suddenly, an unsuspecting stranger walked up behind her. Deputy Dial had no idea what he was about to do and didn't once halt saluting Sgt. Carter during the ceremony, but she was however was very aware of the strangers actions.
The next thing she knew, a giant blue and white striped umbrella loomed over her. Deputy Dial said she didn't know the man, but it was an incredible moment.
Shawn Allen was the stranger who never once spoke to Deputy Allen while she kept vigil. He held the umbrella for 45 minutes straight.