Conroe ISD Officials confirmed to Bluebonnet News that Fayetteville, Arkansas Police Officer Stephen Carr, who was shot and killed in the line of duty, was a 2011 graduate of The Woodlands High School.
“As the Head Football Coach of the Woodlands High School, I had the privilege of knowing Stephen Carr as a student and as a member of my team. He was a three year letterman that played on the offensive line at TWHS and went on to play college football at Southwestern Baptist University,” said former Woodlands High School Football Coach Mark Schmid. Stephen was not just a good football player, he was an outstanding young man, a great teammate, and friend. “He was well liked by his peers and respected by the coaches that worked with him. He was the type of young man that all coaches want on their team.” Stephen was extremely proud of the fact that his father was a police officer and shared his desire to follow in his footsteps one day. Our football family is extremely saddened with the tragedy of his death.” To lose such a fine young man who chose to serve others, protect his fellow man, as well as provide a sense of order and security to his community, is heartbreaking. Our prayers are with his family as they deal with this devastating loss.”
Fayetteville Police Department Officials say Officer Carr was shot and killed the night of Dec. 7, following a confrontation with a man outside the Police Department headquarters. Carr was found shot inside his patrol vehicle, while parked at the police department.
Carr was hired by the Police Department in April of 2017, and was assigned as a patrol officer.
A Go Fund Me Account has been set up by the Fayetteville Fraternal Order of Police to assist Officer Carr’s family.
Here is information on the Go Fund Me Account: