Funeral service for Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Deputy
SEDGWICK COUNTY – There is a funeral on Friday for Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Deputy Sidnee Carter, who died in an accident while responding to a call on October 7.
The funeral begins at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 861 N Socora Street in Wichita, according to a statement from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office.
Funeral services will follow at Resthaven Cemetery, 11800 US-54, Wichita.
The following roads will be closed for the procession before and/or immediately after the funeral service at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and interment at Resthaven Cemetery:
– Bekemeyer Lane between Socora Street and Tyler Road.
– Tyler Road between Bekemeyer Lane and Maple Street.
– Maple Street between Tyler and West 119th Street.
– 119th Street West between Maple and Kellogg (US Highway 54).
Deputy Carter, 22, of Bel Aire, was heading south in a 2016 Dodge Charger on 135th Street to North 29th Street, a mile west of northwest Wichita and Maize, responding to a disturbance, according to Sheriff Jeff Easter.
A westbound 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Kelvin W. Burgett, 28, Prescott Valley, Arizona, failed to stop at a stop sign and hit the driver’s side of the Dodge Charger, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Deputy Carter was pronounced dead at the scene. EMS transported Burgett to a local hospital.
Deputy Carter had only worked the field alone for a week, according to Sheriff Easter. She began her field training this summer and completed it on October 1.
Deputy Carter had served the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office for a year and a half in the Sedgwick County Detention Center before being transferred to the Bureau of Law Enforcement in February 2022. She graduated from the Law Enforcement Academy on July 21, 2022.
Deputy Carter is survived by her parents, sisters and brothers.