Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams on Wednesday honored injured New York Police Department (NYPD) detective Dalsh Veve.
Williams, who represents the 45th Council District in Brooklyn, presented the Annual Chief Patrick D. Brennan Award to Veve, at a ceremony at the 67th NYPD Precinct in Brooklyn, “in recognition of his bravery and service.”
Veve received a City Council proclamation, commending him for his “heroism and courage. “
Williams said Veve is a 10-year veteran of the NYPD, and one of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South’s Heroes.
He was injured in the line of duty on Jun. 3, 2017, while responding to a 911 call of possible shots fired in the confines of the 67th precinct.
As he was being dragged by a stolen vehicle for more than two blocks, Williams said Veve managed to fire off two shots, striking the driver of the vehicle.
“When he was thrown from the car, Veve suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting in him being hospitalized at the Kessler Institute in New Jersey, eventually returning home in May of 2018,” Williams said. “Veve’s heroic efforts on that night showed exemplary performance in the line of duty, a quality demonstrated throughout his career.”
At the ceremony, NYPD officials praised Veve “both as a man and as an officer,” Williams said.
Chief Terence A. Monahan and Assistant Chief Brian Conroy were among those speaking of Veve’s excellence in policing, both on the night he was injured and the years before, over which time he had received commendations 23 times for exemplary police work.
The proclamation presented by Williams to Veve and his family following the ceremony read, in part: “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.”
Williams said the Chief Patrick D. Brennan Award is named for the former Borough Commander for Brooklyn South, who served in the NYPD for 33 years until his retirement in 1998.
After he died, the annual award was commissioned in his memory to honor an officer who has served his or her community with distinction, Williams said.
“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 Williams after presenting the proclamation.
“It was a privilege today to recognize him for his policing work and for who he is both in and out of uniform,” he added. “His ongoing recovery is an inspiration to many.”