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Detective Sean Gerald Carrington | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Sean Gerald Carrington

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, January 19, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 883

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Mac-11

Offender: 1 shot and killed; 2nd arrested

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Detective Sean G. Carrington was shot and killed while participating in a buy-bust drug operation at a known drug location.

After the buy, gunfire erupted and Detective Carrington, who was not wearing a vest, was struck three times, with the fatal shot penetrating his heart. Detective Carrington and his partner were able to return fire, killing the shooter.

The shooter had been released from jail 9 days earlier after serving a 10 year sentence for involuntary manslaughter, which had been reduced from murder. One other suspect was apprehended later by the New York City Emergency Services Unit.

Detective Carrington had served with the agency for 10 years. Prior to becoming an officer with the New York Police Department Detective Carrington worked as a New York City Correction Officer at the North Infirmary Command. He is survived by his fiancée, 2-year-old daughter, and his mother.

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Detective Carrington, when a complete stranger leaves a reflection, it's out of respect for a fallen Officer. If that stranger is in law enforcement it's out of respect for a fallen Brother or Sister and the knowledge that, any one of us could be next and we want to acknowledge your sacrifice.

When a family member or friend, co-worker leaves a reflection, it's all of the above and so much more. I've read through a number of reflections left by those who knew and loved you best and it's so obvious what a special man you were. The love shown here proves that what you gave and would have continued to give was nothing short of yourself as a whole.

I now have a special admiration and mourn your murder all the more.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
January 19, 2017


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