On Wednesday, NYPD Detective Dalsh Veve, who was critically injured last year while trying to stop a suspect driving a stolen car, was presented with the Annual Chief Patrick D. Brennan Award and a City Council proclamation by Councilmember Jumaane D. Williams at East Flatbush’s 67th Precinct.

In June 2017, Detective Veve responded to a 911 call of possible shots fired. The detective, attempting to stop the suspect driving off, was dragged by the car for more than two blocks. Still, he managed to fire off two shots, striking the driver. But when Veve was thrown from the car, he suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting in him being hospitalized for more than 11 months.

While his injuries left him unable to speak and walk, Veve was finally discharged from a New Jersey rehab facility last May.

At the ceremony, Chief Terence A. Monahan and Assistant Chief Brian Conroy praised the 10-year NYPD veteran both as a man and as an officer. The City Council’s proclamation honored the detective’s extraordinary performance throughout his career during which he had received 23 recommendations for his work.

“Detective Veve’s heroic efforts showed exemplary behavior in the line of duty which is worthy of commendation and celebration in the tradition of Chief Brennan,” the proclamation read.

The Chief Patrick D. Brennan Award is named for the former borough commander for Brooklyn South, who served in the NYPD until his retirement in 1998. After Brennan’s passing, the annual award was commissioned in his memory to honor an officer who has served his or her community with distinction.

“Detective Veve is a shining example of the bravery, dedication and strength that the NYPD, the City Council and the people of New York should celebrate, and today we honor him in the tradition of Chief Brennan,” said Councilmember Williams.” It is a privilege to recognize him for his policing work, and for who he is both in and out of uniform. His ongoing recovery is an inspiration to many.”

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Andrea Leonhardt

“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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