SEDGWICK COUNTY — Kansas law enforcement is in mourning with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office following the death of 22-year-old Deputy Sidney Carter in an accident just after 9:30 p.m. Friday.
According to Sheriff Jeff Easter, a 2016 Dodge Charger driven by Deputy Carter of Bel Aire was heading south on 135th Street to North 29th Street, one mile west of northwest Wichita and Maize.
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. The sheriff’s office is working with the family on funeral arrangements, according to Sheriff Easter.