NYPD Detective Awarded Medal of Honor 19 Years After He was Killed

On Jan. 19, 1998, Carrington and his partner were working an undercover drug sting when he was shot in the chest and killed.

Det. Shawn Carrington's now 20-year-old daughter talks about her father during the ceremony where he was awarded the NYPD's Medal of Honor. Det. Carrington was killed in 1998. (Photo: Screen shot from News 12 video)Det. Shawn Carrington's now 20-year-old daughter talks about her father during the ceremony where he was awarded the NYPD's Medal of Honor. Det. Carrington was killed in 1998. (Photo: Screen shot from News 12 video)

The New York City Police Department posthumously honored Detective Shawn Carrington, 28, with the NYPD Medal of Honor at a Tuesday ceremony ceremony.

On Jan. 19, 1998, Carrington and his partner were working an undercover drug sting when he was shot in the chest and killed. 

The man who shot Carrington was also killed in the exchange of gunfire, News 12 reports.

The detective's 20-year-old daughter, Niya Carrington, who was only 18 months old when her father died, and the detective's mother both attended the ceremony.

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