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Fayetteville Officer Stephen Carr remembered one year after his death

A memorial has been set up in front of the Fayetteville Police Department so the public can pay their respects to Officer Carr, who was killed on Dec. 7, 2019.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — It has been one year since Fayetteville Officer Stephen Carr was ambushed and killed.

He was shot while sitting in his police cruiser outside the Fayetteville Police Department (FPD) on Dec. 7, 2019, while waiting to go on his nightly patrol on Dickson St.

The shooter was shot and killed by the police after the attack.

Fayetteville Police have put a memorial up in the front of FPD for the public to pay their respects on the anniversary of his death.

Credit: Fayetteville Police Department

FPD writes, "Dec.7 at the Fayetteville Police Department will never be the same. It has been one year since Officer Stephen Carr was ambushed and murdered. Today we honor his memory. We will never forget Stephen Paul Carr."

FPD asks the public to please continue to pray for healing for Carr's family and friends and the FPD and said, "Thank you all for your love and support on this difficult day."

WATCH: Honoring the memory of Officer Stephen Carr

Carr was hired back in 2017, and he worked to patrol Fayetteville's entertainment district.