Memorial service planned for slain Arlington NAACP leader | news/arlington


A memorial service for Kent Carter, the Arlington NAACP official who was killed in a wave of violence in the Turks and Caicos Islands, will be held Saturday, October 22 at 11 a.m. at Mount Olive United Methodist Church, 1601 13th St. South.

The event will be preceded by viewing from 10-11 a.m., and the service itself will also be available on a live stream on

Carter, 40, was one of two people killed in the October 2 incident during an escalation in violence attributed to gang activity in the island group, which is United Kingdom territory. United.

Carter and his girlfriend were returning from a sightseeing outing when their vehicle was attacked. The tour guide was also killed.

Following the incident, the Turks and Caicos Islands government announced several security initiatives, including the import of Bahamian police officers and the creation of an anti-gang squad with the help of the United Kingdom.

Carter was serving as first vice president of the NAACP of Arlington at the time of his death and had taken a high-profile stance on a number of local issues, including policing.

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