A brave NYPD K-9 dog was hurt on the job after he fell through a ceiling in Brooklyn, police said.
The well-known German Shepherd, Timoshenko — named after Staten Island Detective Russel Timoshenko, who was killed in the line of duty in 2007 — was inside a home on Seabring Street near Van Brunt street in Red Hook on Friday night, searching for firearms, cops said.
As the pup checked the attic, the ceiling suddenly gave way and Timoshenko plummeted through, police said.
He cut his front paw, and needed seven stitches. Timoshenko is recovering at home with his handler, where he is expected to make a full recovery.
Timoshenko managed to sniff out a .22 semiautomatic handgun, an assault rifle, six other rifles and a shotgun despite the scary fall, according to cops, who arrested resident Agron Haskaj, 61, on multiple counts of weapons possession.
Chief Harry J. Wedin of the NYPD’s Special Operations Division praised the courageous K9 in a tweet Saturday, along with an image of the dog with a plastic cone over his head.
“Last night/search warrant #K9 ‘Timoshenko’ recovered these guns but also fell thru a ceiling,” Wedin wrote. “7 stitches & he’s recovering @ home #GoodBoy.”