A Massachusetts police officer received a hero’s homecoming after he was severely injured on the job earlier this month.

Officer Carl Farrington

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Officer Carl Farrington

It was a difficult road to recovery for Lawrence Police Officer Carl Farrington. Late on the night of Aug. 3, he was run over and pinned by a vehicle that was being driven by a suspect who was fleeing the scene of a burglary.


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Farrington spent three weeks at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, undergoing surgery after surgery to save his legs and feet. He was able to leave for home on Sunday.

“It’s nice to go home to my family, knowing we can snuggle up at night right now and hopefully from now on,” Farrington said.

“I still have a long way to go,” he added. “I have knee surgeries, ankle surgeries, maybe a hip surgery,” Farrington said. “We’ll see what happens from there.”

“My emotions – I’m shaking,” said his wife, Kellie Farrington. “I’m just so happy he’s coming home.”

Farrington got an escort from Beth Israel to the Lawrence Police Station, where he managed to stay on his feet and thank his fellow officers.

During his recovery, the 20-year veteran of the Lawrence Police Department said he received calls of support from friends, strangers and even people he has arrested in the past.

“It feels good. I helped them go on the right path in life and they returned the favor and helped me through what I’m going through,” Carl Farrington said.

“It has been incredibly overwhelming and humbling for everyone to come together,” Kellie Farrington said. “The amount of support has just been unbelievable.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the Farrington family with medical expenses.


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