Kannapolis Police honor memory of Roger Dale Carter

Patrol briefing room named for fallen officer

Kannapolis Police honor memory of Roger Dale Carter
(David Whisenant-WBTV)

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (WBTV) - The patrol briefing room at the Kannapolis Police Department has now been dedicated to the memory of fallen officer Roger Dale Carter.

The announcement was made and a plaque presented during the 25th annual Memorial Service Awards Dinner held at the Laureate Center in Kannapolis on Wednesday night.

Officer Carter was shot and killed on January 31, 1993, after being dispatched to a house on Nance Street after a man called the police claiming to turn himself in on outstanding warrants.

On Wednesday night, members of Carter’s family were present when the announcement about the briefing room was made.

“Roger was the most unique individual that I ever met,” said Kannapolis Police Chief Woody Chavis. "He was one of a kind. He followed up with people he arrested and tried to make a difference in their lives.

An annual award named for Carter was presented on Wednesday. Investigator Travis Kaiser was given the Roger Dale Carter Award for his “exceptional reputation for personal honesty and integrity that is beyond reproach.”

In addition, civilian employee Angela Yates was presented with the Norma Howard Memorial Service Award.

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