Chrissy Carr '04

I was called a hero by many, but in my eyes I was just doing what Fontbonne has taught me, and that is to help others in need.

Chrissy Carr has been a member of the Boston Police Department for more than eight years. In addition to the countless daily contributions she makes to public safety, Chrissy was stationed on Boylston Street on April 15, 2013. This is the day of the Boston Marathon bombings. Amidst the terror and confusion, Chrissy ran into the danger to help mortally injured bystanders. Her selflessness and heroism, along with that of her brave colleagues, have been recognized and lauded.


Chrissy Carr is an alumna from the class of 2004 and has been a member of the Boston Police Department for more than eight years. 

Officer Chrissy was stationed on Boylston Street the day of the Boston Marathon bombings and ran into the terror and confusion to help mortally wounded bystanders. 

After receiving an honorary award from Fontbonne, Chrissy addressed our students, saying,  "I cannot be more proud to call this school my Alma Mater. I cannot be more proud of how this school shaped me into the person I am today... It has been said a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. I was called a hero by many, but in my eyes I was just doing what Fontbonne has taught me, and that is to help others who are in need."