Three officers from the Fayetteville (AR) Police Department— Sergeant James Jennings, Officer Natalie Eucce, and Corporal Seay Floyd—have been named March 2020 Officers of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum (NLEOMF).
On Saturday Dec. 7, 2019, Officer Stephen Carr was brutally murdered while sitting in his patrol car in the back parking lot of the Fayetteville Police Department. Inside the building, his partner Corporal Seay Floyd, along with Sergeant James Jennings and Officer Natalie Eucce, heard gunshots and quickly ran to the parking lot.
After following the suspect into a darkened alley adjacent to the police station, they encountered the suspect who was armed with a 9mm semi-automatic handgun. Officer Eucce and Corporal Floyd fired their weapons, striking the suspect multiple times. The officers attempted life-saving measures, but the suspect died at the scene. Upon examination, it was later discovered the suspect was carrying 99 remaining rounds of ammunition.
“These brave officers sprang into action when danger approached,” said NLEOMF CEO Marcia Ferranto. “Despite the senseless death of a colleague, these officers ran toward the danger to stop the threat. Had it not been for their heroic efforts, more officers might have been harmed. Sergeant Jennings and Corporal Floyd, along with Officer Eucce, are true examples of what it means to answer the calling of law enforcement. Their quick action and disregard for their own safety make them worthy of being named Officers of the Month.”
The NLEOMF Officer of the Month award program began in 1996 and recognizes federal, state, and local officers who distinguish themselves through exemplary law enforcement service and devotion to duty.