NYPD K-9 returns to work after falling through ceiling

K-9 Timoshenko suffered lacerations to his paw when he fell through the ceiling during a gun raid


By Maura Grunlund
Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The NYPD K-9 Unit dog named after slain Detective Russel Timoshenko has recovered from injuries suffered during a gun raid in Brooklyn.

"We are happy to report that ESU K-9 'Timmy' is back to work after having his stitches removed," said a post on the NYPD Special Operations Division Twitter feed.

Det. Benny Colecchia of Staten Island is seen holding his partner Timoshenko (Timmy) in pictures posted on the Twitter feed.

K-9 Timoshenko along with the rest of his unit, and officers from the 76th Precinct executed the warrant at a home on Seabring Street in Red Hook around 7:45 p.m., a spokesman for the NYPD said.

While searching the attic of the home, the German shepherd signaled where firearms were being kept when the sheetrock ceiling gave out, sources said.

He fell through, and suffered lacerations to his paw. He was treated at a local animal hospital and received eight stitches.

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©2017 Staten Island Advance, N.Y.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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