Board of Aldermen
Alderman Carter Killed in Crash
Served as an Alderman for 19 years
27th Ward Alderman Gregory Carter, 54, was killed while driving a United Parcel Service tractor-trailer in St. Charles County, Missouri on August 1, 2012. Police say Carter, who has been a driver for UPS since 1984, slammed into the back of a Fed Ex tractor-trailer that had stopped on Highway 370 for an accident. Carter had been an Alderman for the City of St. Louis since 1993. (Courtesy of UPI/Carter website)
Updated 9:30 a.m. Aug. 1, 2012 with Twitter tweets in reaction to the passing of Alderman Carter:
St. Louis lost one of its gifted, charismatic leaders last night. I lost a friend & ally. My thoughts & prayers are with the Carter family. 1 Aug.
Prayers for my dear colleague Ald Greg Carter and his family. There aren't enough Twitter characters to express how I feel at this moment. 1 Aug.
Lord give me strength. My heart is so heavy. I'll miss you so much Uncle Greg Carter. 1 Aug.
Kim and I extend our condolences to the family, friends of Ald Greg Carter.
#fgs 1 Aug.
So sad. Prayers for Greg's family. 1 Aug.
Incredibly sad news this morning. RIP Alderman Carter. Prayers for family. 1 Aug.
That puts a primary election into perspective. "Today the road all runners come / Shoulder-high we bring you home." 1 Aug.
My prayers & condolences are w/ the family of Alderman Greg Carter!! A major blow 2 the City of St. Louis!
#AmazingMan 1 Aug.
Comptroller Green: "My heart goes out to Greg Carter's family. May God bring them comfort during this time." 1 Aug.
Colleague and friend, Greg Carter has passed away this AM in a terrible HW accident. RIP, friend. 1 Aug.
can't believe it. A good friend & colleague passed away today. He was a charismatic, smart, fun, caring person. Greg Carter will be missed. 1 Aug.
Our hearts, condolences & prayers are with Alderman Greg Carter's family. Simply heartbreaking. 1 Aug.
Rest in Peace my friend. You will be greatly missed. St. Louis City Alderman Greg Carter Killed In Crash http://ow.ly/cEGJG 1 Aug.
Stunned and saddened by the news of the loss of Alderman Greg Carter.
@bwahby and I extend our condolences to the Carter family. 1 Aug.
Just in shock over the sudden passing of Ald. Greg Carter. Thoughts & prayers with his family and friends.
#GoneTooSoon 1 Aug.
Awakened to sad sad news this morning please keep the Carter Family in our Prayers. 1 Aug.
I'm in total shock this morning. RIP Alderman Greg Carter. 1 Aug.
Wine and Roses.
#gooddeedsrecalled 1 Aug.
My heart goes out to Greg Carter's family. He will be greatly missed and will be in my prayers. 1 Aug
My heart goes out to Greg's family and 27th ward residents...you will be sorely missed 1 Aug
Always a gentleman, always a friend -Alderman Greg Carter. His death is a terrible loss for his family, his ward & our City. 1 Aug
Very sad. Ald Carter was a humble, servant leader. "St. Louis alderman killed in truck crash on Highway 370 in St ..." 1 Aug
I'm in shock to hear about the loss of Ald. Greg Carter this morning. He was a good community leader and we worked in his Ward
@FYFMovies 1 Aug
Greg was as close to universally liked as is possible in politics. People are torn apart. People who hate each other are torn apart. 1 Aug
A hardworking father, killed at work. Condolences & sympathy to Alderman Gregory Carter's family and friends. 1 Aug
Sorry to hear the sad news of the passing of my colleague Greg Carter. He was a major player in St Louis politics. He will be missed 1 Aug
Terrible news about Alderman Greg Carter. He will be dearly missed. My condolences to the Carter family. 1 Aug
Updated at 3:10 p.m. with more reaction on Twitter:
I will ask public buildings to lower our City flag to half-staff to mark our loss.
#fgs 1 Aug.
Black Caucus statement on the death of Alderman Carter: "His energy and bubbling personality will be greatly missed..." 1 Aug.
This is a sad day for our City and our region, we lost a true public servant. My sincere condolences to the family of Ald. Gregory Carter. 1 Aug.
The of heart of StL is in mouning...we have lost our beloved Alderman Greg Carter 27th Ward. God bless his family!
#RIP 1 Aug.
Cong Clay on tragic death of Ald. Greg Carter: "The City of St. Louis has lost a dedicated public servant, and I have lost a dear friend." 1 Aug.
Saddened to hear of the loss of Alderman Carter. His family is in my prayers. 1 Aug.
Sadden to learn of Ald. Carter's passing. My thoughts are with his family today. 1 Aug.
RIP Alderman Gregory Carter 1 Aug.
RIP Alderman Gregory Carter. Even-tempered, dedicated and well-loved. He's left quite a legacy. 1 Aug.
CoC is saddened by the death of Alderman Carter. A supporter of the CoC & very gracious when calling upon the CoC to help his constituents. 1 Aug.
My thoughts & prayers go out to Alderman Carter's family, friends & constituents. What a loss for our community. 1 Aug.
Alderman Greg Carter was my good friend and a dedicated public servant who worked tirelessly on behalf of his community. 1 Aug.
We mourn the loss of our dear friend Alderman Greg Carter.... 1 Aug.
Saddened by news of Alderman Carter’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. 1 Aug.
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of STL Alderman Greg Carter. My condolences to the entire Carter family. 1 Aug.
We send our deepest condolences to the family of 27th Ward alderman Greg Carter, whose sudden and untimely death 1 Aug.
Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Alderman Greg Carter. 1 Aug.
Today we mourn the loss of a good man & a great public servant. We will keep Greg Carter and his family in our prayers 1 Aug.
My condolences to Alderman Carter's family, staff, friends & ward residents. He was so Passion about his public service, I will miss him 1 Aug.
It's been a rough morning for everyone & we will do all we can to keep his memory & vision alive. He was a mentor to me/many. RIP my friend 1 Aug.
Sad, sad day at the Board of Aldermen. pic.twitter.com/sTylXnsD 1 Aug.
Updated at 4:40 p.m. Aug. 1 with reaction on Twitter:
Public service is tough, for the broadest of shoulders and thickest of skin. The late alderman Greg Carter had both. 1 Aug.
RIP to Alderman Greg Carter 27th Ward who died in a truck accident this morning in St. Louis, MO! Love and Support to family & friends 1 Aug.
Last night DOORWAYS lost a good friend & ally. Our thoughts and condolences are with Alderman Greg Carter's family 1 Aug.
Praying for the family of Alderman Greg Carter. 1 Aug.
Alderman Greg Carter has joined his mother Paula with the Lord.The Carter family has done so much for so many. My prayers. 1 Aug.
This is a really difficult time for the Carter and Jones Family R.I.P Uncle Greg 1 Aug.
R.I.P Alderman Greg Carter 1 Aug.
Sad news; my thoughts go out to Mr.Carter's family! St. Louis Alderman Greg Carter killed in morning crash http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/morning_call/2012/08/st-louis-alderman-greg-carter-killed.html?ana=twt … via
@stlbj 1 Aug.
Man my heart goes out to the Coach Carter & Carter Family in the lost of Alderman Greg Carter. Candace and Chris y'all in my prayers. 1 Aug.
Updated at 9 a.m. Aug. 2 with Email to the Editor and overnight reaction on Twitter
While no words of mine can ease your loss, I just wanted the Carter's family and friends to know that my sincere sympathy is with you 1 Aug.
Condolences to the Carter family on the loss of Greg Carter. Very sad. 2 Aug.
Greg Carter was true friend. He had a quick wit and enjoyed people and life. I will miss him and his spirit. 2 Aug.
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