Sergeant who survived shooting surprised with wheelchair-accessible van

In Baltimore, a police sergeant got his independence back after a near-death experience, all thanks to his new wheelchair-accessible ride.


Sgt. Isaac Carrington is a 23-year police veteran.

He was given a van designed for his wheelchair, which he has used since being shot while off-duty.

"Ike is a very brave and positive person," said Mike Mancuso, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 president. "Not once have I heard him say any words of negativity towards his current situation."

In 2019, Isaac was talking to a neighbor when they were approached by two men in masks demanding property.

He was shot multiple times, leaving him on life support. But Isaac survived and was released from the hospital two weeks later.

The Fraternal Order of Police, Mile One Autogroup and the Signal 13 Foundation raised the funds to buy him the van.

"There are people who value the sacrifices Sgt. Carrington made, and that gives us hope," said Commissioner Michael Harrison of the Baltimore Police Department.

Bedco Mobility fitted the vehicle so it works entirely by hand controls.

"This van gives me the opportunity to become independent again, give me some mobility. Just to bring some normalcy back into my life to put the pieces of my life back together," Isaac explained. "Still have a long road, still recovering. I just appreciate everything that everybody’s done for me."

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