Detective Sean Gerald Carrington

Detective Sean Gerald Carrington

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, January 19, 1998

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Sean Gerald Carrington

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.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 883

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Mac-11
  • Offender 1 shot and killed; 2nd arrested

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October 5, 2019 - Today I thought of you as everyday since your untimely death. Today as always my love and missing you still overpowers my every being. There are times I think of you with much laughter in my heart and there are the days I cry uncontrollable because of me missing and loving you each second, minute, hour of each day. When I read the reflections of so many who loved and miss you dearly my heart overflows with love and know you were loved by many. RIP my love..ALWAYS loving and thinking of you!

Jacqueline M Hodge

October 5, 2019

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