The hero detective who suffered a severe brain injury when he was dragged by a fleeing driver two years ago was met with a standing ovation from fellow officers and friends Wednesday as he accepted an award for heroism at a union ceremony.
Attendees at the Police Benevolent Association’s Finest of Finest luncheon erupted into cheers as Det. Dalsh Veve of the 67th Precinct was honored along with 42 others.
Veve, who is now in a wheelchair, was brought up to the front of the room by his wife during the event at the Water Club.
The hero cop was seriously injured in June 2017 when a purported member of the Crips took off with Veve tangled in the car door in East New York — speeding for at least three blocks before the officer was thrown to the street and critically injured.
Veve has since been through numerous surgeries and months of rehab, and he continues to recover, according to the PBA.
“Even coming here today was a struggle for him,” PBA president Patrick Lynch told The Post after the ceremony. “He hopes to be back on the force in full duty, so whatever he needs to get there, we will provide.”
The gang member, Justin Murrell, was acquitted of an attempted murder charge late last year and sentenced to up to four years in prison for assault — a sentence that sparked outrage from cops and Veve’s family.