A hero NYPD K-9 unit pooch was injured on the job when he fell through a ceiling while sniffing out weapons during a search warrant execution, police said Saturday.
The brave German Shepherd was sniffing out guns in an attic during a Friday night raid on Seabring St. in Red Hook when the ceiling gave way underneath him, cops said.
“Timoshenko recovered these guns but also fell through a ceiling,” Chief Harry Wedin, the commanding officer of NYPD Special Operations, tweeted with a picture of the handgun, six rifles and two shotguns recovered.
Agron Haskaj, 61, who lives in the home, was arrested for weapons possession.
The dog was named for 23-year-old slain Staten Island Detective Russel Timoshenko.
Wedin posted photos of Timoshenko with a plastic cone around his neck to prevent him from pulling out his stitches.
Timoshenko, who has a special knack for sniffing out firearms, is named after 23-year-old Staten Island Detective Russel Timoshenko, who was killed in the line of duty on July 9, 2007, during a traffic stop.