U of A to Wear Blue for Fallen Officer

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Associated Student Government at the University of Arkansas and the Fayetteville Police Department are encouraging the Northwest Arkansas community, as well as the campus community, to wear blue on Thursday in honor of Officer Stephen Carr, who died in the line of duty over the weekend.

"Having spent most of my life around police officers, both as a daughter and as a friend, I have seen first hand the daily sacrifice these men and women make to protect our communities and serve the public,” said Natalie Ceniceros, an ASG senator.

The wearing of blue on Thursday will not only show support for Officer Carr and his family, but will also show a sign of support for all of the men and women in law enforcement who serve our community.

“These men and women are marked with humility, servant hearts, perseverance, and grit. They are integral to our city and of the highest caliber,” Ceniceros said.

ASG will also have representatives at the Union Mall on Thursday to pass out blue ribbons and Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium will be lit up with a blue light Tuesday and Wednesday night from 5:30-10:30 p.m. to show support for the region’s law enforcement. 

Officer Stephen Carr


Officer Carr’s funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, inside Bud Walton Arena and his visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. today, Wednesday, at University Baptist Church. Both of those services will be open to the public. The south and west entrances will be open at Bud Walton Arena.

Visitors are encouraged to use the parking map below, which highlights parking lots that are available to the public on the day of the funeral. Students and employees who usually park in those areas near Bud Walton Arena are encouraged to consider parking in Lot 99 (south of the main campus on Beechwood Avenue) to help aid the public and alleviate any congestion.

There will also be a 21-gun salute outside of the west doors of Bud Walton Arena between 2-2:30 p.m.


Campus resources are always available to help students through difficult situations. U of A Cares is a service provided by the Office of the Dean of Students to help students exhibiting distress in their academic, personal or campus life. Let’s Talk is a CAPS outreach program that offers students convenient access to brief informal consultations with a licensed mental health clinician at different sites across campus.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among fewer than 3 percent of colleges and universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.


John Thomas, manager of communications
University Relations
479-575-7430, jfthomas@uark.edu

Jared Pinkerton, president
Associated Student Government
479-575-5206, asgpres@uark.edu


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