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Local organizations donate handicap accessible van to wounded BPD sergeant

Posted at 11:17 AM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 23:16:37-05

BALTIMORE — A wounded Baltimore Police sergeant's life was made a little easier on Tuesday, after a group of local organizations teamed up to donate a handicap accessible van.

It was August 2019, when Isaac Carrington was off-duty talking to a neighbor outside his home on Summerfield Avenue.

Two gunmen pulled up and tried robbing him. Carrington resisted and was shot, leaving him wheelchair bound.

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The 2019 Toyota Sienna van customized by Bedco Mobility is valued at $70,000, and was made possible by MileOne's Wheels for Change, the Signal 13 Foundation and Baltimore City's Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3.

“With the donation of this accessible van, I can now look forward to recovery,” said Carrington. “This generous gift of mobility makes it possible for me to get my life back together and move forward. I am very thankful for all the support.”

Watch Carrington check out his new ride below.