Law enforcement candlelight vigil to be livestreamed on May 13

Fayetteville officers pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

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The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will livestream its annual candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. CST on Wednesday, May 13 to read aloud each of the names of the 135 officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2019. The event will also include the names of 172 officers who died in previous years but whose stories had been lost to history until now.

The vigil takes place each year, and the names are added to the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. The memorial now includes 22,217 names, according to the organization’s website.

The website lists former Fayetteville officer Stephen Carr as being added to the wall this year alongside Stone County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Mike Stephen who was also killed last year, and three other officers from Arkansas who were killed in previous years.

Carr was 27 years old when he was shot and killed on Dec. 7, 2019 while sitting inside his patrol vehicle behind the police station.

» Take a virtual tour of the memorial

Livestream of the 2020 Candlelight Vigil

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