Blood drive in honor of fallen officer Carr set for April 13 at Walton Arts Center

Razorback Stadium was lit up blue last year in honor of fallen officer Stephen Carr

Photo: Fayetteville Police Department

A blood drive to honor a fallen Fayetteville police officer is coming up next week on Dickson Street.

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, in association with the city of Fayetteville, will host a blood drive in honor of officer Stephen Carr on Tuesday, April 13 in the Starr Theatre inside the Walton Arts Center.

The drive will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The event honors Carr, the beloved officer that covered the Dickson Street area who was killed by on Dec. 7, 2019 after a gunman shot him while he was sitting in his patrol vehicle behind the police station.

At his funeral, Fayetteville police chief Mike Reynolds promised to remember Carr as long as he is in charge at the department.

“As police chief, I make this vow,” Reynolds said. “Stephen Carr, badge number 413, will not be forgotten.”

The blood drive is being held on April 13 in honor of Carr’s badge number.

Masks will be required for donors and staff for the event. Appointments are strongly encouraged, officials said, to help manage the flow of donors.

The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has a QuickPass system that lets you start the registration process before you arrive at the blood drive. Access the QuickPass link to complete your health history questions online the day of the blood drive. The QuickPass system will save you time when you arrive at the blood drive and eliminate the need to touch CBCO tablets to complete this information.

To schedule, visit or call 417-227-5006.