Blood drive to honor fallen officer Carr set for Dec. 7 at Fayetteville Town Center

Stephen Carr

A blood drive in honor of Stephen Carr is scheduled for next week on the two-year anniversary of the fallen Fayetteville police officer’s death.

The city has partnered with Community Blood Center of the Ozarks for the event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 7 at the Fayetteville Town Center. The blood drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donors will receive a free t-shirt.

Carr was 27 years old when he was killed on Dec. 7, 2019 after being shot behind the police station in downtown Fayetteville. He was ambushed by a gunman who shot him 10 times in the head while he was sitting in his patrol vehicle.

Appointments are strongly encouraged to manage donor flow at the blood drive. Appointments can be made online at or by calling Bonnie Bolinger at 479-575-8333 or [email protected].

Masks are required for donors and staff, and will be provided for anyone who doesn’t have one.

From a news release:

CBCO 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.

The City Council next week will consider a proposal to rename a portion of Porter Road as Stephen Carr Memorial Boulevard.