CARL RUSSO PHOTOS: Lawrence police officer Carl Farrington, A 20 year veteran, suffered serious leg and ankle injuries late Monday night when he was struck and pinned by a fleeing car on Springfield Street. He was responding to a report of breaking and entering in the neighborhood. A second officer fired his weapon after Farrington was hit.

Recuperating in a Boston hospital, officer Farrington wrote, "My body is pained and my heart is full," in a Facebook post Wednesday morning. 

He thanked the "heroes" who came to his rescue: police officers, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs and the "fine staff at Lawrence General Hospital." He also praised the Medflight crew who carried him to Boston by helicopter quickly and members of his family for caring for him. 


Police Chief Roy Vasque said Farrington's injuries are "very significant" and "extensive." He visited with Farrington on Wednesday morning and said he's in good spirits but has a lengthy recovery ahead of him.