Police Officer Stephen Paul Carr

Police Officer Stephen Paul Carr

Fayetteville Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Saturday, December 7, 2019

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Stephen Paul Carr

Police Officer Stephen Carr was shot and killed in an unprovoked attack as he sat in his patrol car in the Fayetteville Police Department's rear parking lot at about 9:40 pm.

He was waiting for his partner to return from inside the police station when a subject approached him and opened fire without warning, killing him. Officers inside the station heard the shots and immediately responded. They pursued the subject into an alley next to the police station and fatally shot him in an exchange of gunfire.

Officers and paramedics provided aid to Officer Carr, but he succumbed to his wounds.

Officer Carr had served with the Fayetteville Police Department for 2-1/2 years and was assigned to the Bicycle Unit. He was survived by his father, sister, grandmother, girlfriend, two uncles, and an aunt.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years, 8 months
  • Badge 413

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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A tragedy. Anytime. any soul is lost. Period. For any reason. After 12 years on the job I learned to look a lil closer than the average …. I believe in respect. Gone etc. All which are earned on an individual basis. The loss is great no matter what. Two young men are dead. Rip all those I knew that are gone. They too would want to know why so many unanswered questions remain.

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