Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Sean Gerald Carrington

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, January 19, 1998

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Reflections for Detective Sean Gerald Carrington

Sean ten years have past and it still haunts me everyday. I did what I could you are in my thoughts everyday....

Detective Thomas Reilly
friend

March 5, 2008

Yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever.......... That's how long I have and will always miss you.

Angela George

March 1, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 11, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 2, 2008

For you are a hero standing tall in Heaven. You gave your life to protect others, and unfortunately, God needed his soldier. You will always be remembered. You will always be respected with the highest and utmost honors. We are all lucky to have had you for a friend, a co-worker, and a brother. God bless you Sean, your family, and especially your beautiful daughter. Your name will never be forgotten.

PO Cathy Williams
RETIRED NYPD

December 10, 2007

I was shocked a few years ago when I visited the NYPD website looking for my uncle's page who was killed in the line of duty on his wife's birthday Nov.20,1980. I couldn't believe that I was looking at your face on this website. You and I lost touch when my family and I moved to Va. in 1991. Lenny was our line of communication back then. Once I lost contact with him thank God Tisa and I had plenty of good memories to fall back on. Bobby included, us 5 had a lot of great times and the world lost a very special person the day you were taken away. My heart goes out to your daughter and family. As a friend words can't describe how great you were so as a father and future husband you had to be and were going to be off the charts. We love and miss u dearly. Thank God for the friendship we shared with you.

Loretta Marshall- Legrone

November 28, 2007

To Sean's Family, I believe that I knew Sean when I was attending CW Post Long Island University in 1989. He was Best friends with my dormmate's boyfriend. Her name was Lakeisha. When I heard what had happened, his last name stayed with me. Everyday I thought about him and if he was who I thought he was. I found some pictures of him and was wondering if I could email you them to see if this is truly your son. It's only 2 but they were taken around 1989-1990. I'm sure your granddaughter would love to see how he used to look when he was younger LOL. In these pictures he had a flat top hairdo and reminded everyone of Dwayne Wayne from a tv show called A different world. I hope these pictures are of him so that you can have them and keep his memory alive.

Love Aishah Hasan-Muhammad

Aishah Hasan-Muhammad
Brief Friend

August 6, 2007

I was cleaning up around the house and came across the newspaper clippings I had saved from the morning which is still vivid when I heard the bad news. I'll always remember Sean for the jovial personality and constant laughing and smiling. The day your Jetta was stolen, you just smiled and laughed, the day I saw you down at BBQs, again, ever smiling. You were one of the good ones and your memory lives on. God bless.

M. Lambert
Former co-worker on Rikers Island

Michael Lambert
Friend/Co-worker

August 3, 2007

sean i remember doing laundrey with you a couple of days before that day...
i always thought you were special. my girls love your mom so much, and Niya. and they are close friends.
god knows best, we are helping take care of mom.

love you sean.

karen , jordyn and kenedi.


friend

July 17, 2007

We Just wanted to stop by and let you know we still think of you always and miss you much . we know how long it's been but it seems like just the other day. we miss you and add you to our prayers daily.

NYPD/SSD SSA 1 PIRES
AUNT SANDY AND UNCLE TERRENCE

May 1, 2007

5/1/2007- I still miss and love u very much. You are still in my every thought. Only God knows how much I miss you. I've been told time would make it better, the pain a little easier, not so. The pain in missing you is just as great as it was on that fateful day. I Love You,,,,

Jacqueline M. Hodge
Mother

May 1, 2007

Detective Carrington, you sir, are a true hero. It pains me to see that one of the perps should have been in prison. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service and dedication. May God Bless You and your family.

NC LEO
Winston-Salem PD

April 23, 2007

May God be with you and your family. We will take the watch from here brother!

SRT OFFICER O. SOTO
Fellow Brother

March 4, 2007

Nine years later, but NEVER forgotten and honored.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEOs

January 8, 2007

Rest in Peace Sean, My prayers are with you,and your family.Everytime I think of you I smile because that's the effect you had on everyone you came in contact with. Miss you. Sleep in peace with the angels.

C.O.B
New York City Dep't. of Corrections

June 10, 2006

My Brother,
Unfortunately it took the loss of one of our fellow brothers to make me aware of this website. Once on the site you were the first one I looked for. That dreadful day in the Lincoln Hospital ER will remain in my mind forever, but your courage and strengh are the reasons I continue doing what we were meant to do. I to still have my t-shirt that reads "In Memory of Sean Carrington" and I will keep it as long as I keep you in my heart. You were the first friend that I lost line of duty and it prepared me to deal with so many issues that I would encounter later in life. I thank you again for doing a job that not many can do. My prayers still remain with your family and know that I do miss you my brother.

Patrolman Richard A Rivera
Ft. Lauderdale P.D/Retired NYPD

April 20, 2006

Eight yrs have passed and it still feels like yesterday to me. The love I have for you have not diminished with time. I still love you as much as I loved you when you were born. Niya is a big girl now - 9 years old. She beautiful just like her father. I remind her every chance I get of her loving father. Her Uncle Bobby & Tommy are still in her life. Thank you for leaving me with great friends.
Ma

Jacqueline Hodge, Mother

January 22, 2006

You are gone, but never will you be forgotten. God Bless Your soul.

PO. Shaw
Greenburgh Police Dept.

January 10, 2006

Sean,

I can't believe it's been 8 years since you've been gone. There isn't a moment I don't think of you and the good times we all had in high school, and when we worked at McDonald's in CT together. You was more than a friend you became my big brother. I still have all the letters and cards you used to send me when I was at Norfolk State (always inquiring about some girl. Thank you for the vistis to Virginia, Thank you for your warmth, love & laugther. I miss you each day but I know you are watching over us all. God Bless, your sister Denise/aka Shorty

Denise Honegan/Long time friend
None

December 6, 2005

Thank you for touching my life in an ever lasting way. Your smile, your laugh, and the embrace of your love will live in my soul until we meet again. Not a day goes by in which I wish we had made the most of our time together. I will miss you for the rest of my life.

Friend / Angela George

December 5, 2005

MY DEAR BROTHER IN CHRIST AND TO YOUR FAMILY.........MY BROTHER IN LAW WHO IS NOW RETIRED FROM NYPD, NARCOTICS KNEW YOU , AND I BELIEVE I MAY HAVE MET YOU ONCE . I STOOD IN THE RAIN, THAT COLD RAINY JAN IN 1998. SAW ALL THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN RANK. FELT THE PAIN AND SUFFERING OF YOUR LOVED ONES AS THE ENERED THE CHURCH. AN UNCANNY THING HAPPENED TO ME IN 2003. I WAS TALKING TO SOME FRIENDS IN NYPD AND YOUR NAME CAME UP. THE FUNNY THING IS A COUPLE DAYS LATER YOUR NAME CAME UP AGAIN WILTH ANOTHER GROUP OF GUYS. AND THEN ONE DAY SOON AFTER THAT I WAS OUT WITH MY FAMILY SHOPING IN A GOOD WILL CENTER. AS I WAS GOING THRU THE RACKS OF USED AND NEW CLOTHING I SAW A FAMILURE DECTECTIVE SHIED ON A GREEN POLAR SHIRT. I PULLED IT OFF THE RACK AND SAW IT WAS MY SIZE....AND THEN I LOOKED ON THE SHIRT AND READ THE WORDS UNDER THE SHIELD..............IT SAID IN MEMORY OF DECTECTIVE SEAN CARRINGTON. NO MATTER HOW OLD THAT SHIRT IS.........IT WILL NEVER GO BACK ON A RACK IN THE GOOD WILL STORE...IT IS ETERNALLY PART OF MY HOME............AND I BELIEVE AS A CHRISTIAN BROTHER I WILL SEE YOU IN HEAVEN.....MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY..........DENNIS FERNANDEZ

DENNIS
NY STATE PAROLE .RETIRED

October 28, 2005

I'll never forget your smile and infectious laugh. Our loss was Heaven's gain. RIP angel. Lots of hugs...you are missed everyday.

September 19, 2005

SEAN
WE STILL MISS YOU VERY MUCH, NOT A DAY GOES BY WHEN YOU ARE NOT IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRYERS



AUNT SANDY AND UNCLE TERRENCE

SSA 1 PIRES
NYPD/ SSD

July 25, 2005

ONE MOMENT

In the whisper of the wind,
I felt God embrace me.
As the voice of a loved one,
I heard God speak to me
Looking in a mirror
I saw God smile at me.
One moment and I knew
That God and I were one.
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Though your smile is gone forever,
And your hands we cannot touch;
Still we have so many memories
Of the one we loved so much.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we will never part.
God has you in His keeping
And we have you in our hearts.
We know you walk beside us,
And when our lives are through,
We pray that God will take our hands
And lead us straight to you.

February 28, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

January 19, 2005

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