Suspect Repeatedly Stabbed Officer Jill Kidik In Trachea And Jugular

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Hartford Police Officer Jill Kidik is expected to make a full recovery, according to her colleagues.

Hartford, CT – A Hartford police officer was listed in critical condition on Friday morning, after she was repeatedly stabbed in the neck during a violent attack the day prior.

Hartford Police Officer Jill Kidik opened her eyes on Friday morning, and found herself surrounded by her family and friends, Hartford Deputy Chief Brian Foley told the Hartford Courant.

“She is alert and staying strong,” Chief Foley added.

The attack occurred at approximately 9:48 a.m. on Thursday, after officers were dispatched to a report of a tenant-landlord dispute, the Hartford Courant reported.

There were no indications that anyone had a weapon when police received the call for assistance, Hartford Police Chief David Rosado said.

Multiple officers responded to the scene, but Officer Kidik, a 12-year veteran of the force, was the first to arrive.

She made contact with 39-year-old Chevoughn Augustin, and attempted to convince her to exit her apartment.

During the interaction, Augustin was able to knock Officer Kidik to the ground, Chief Foley explained.

She then placed the officer in a chokehold, and plunged a ceramic knife into her neck, lacerating her trachea and jugular vein.

Apartment maintenance workers grabbed Augustin, and managed to pull her off of the injured officer.

Another Hartford officer, who was also trained as an emergency medical technician, began tending to Officer Kidik, while her fellow officers began shutting down traffic along the route to the hospital.

Officer Kidik was rushed to the Hartford Hospital’s level 1 trauma center, and was immediately taken into emergency surgery.

Several hours later, the officer was recovering in the intensive care unit.

On Friday morning, Officer Kidik’s colleagues were told that she was expected to make a full recovery, Officer Theresa Velez told the Hartford Courant.

"Jill is a phenomenal officer. She is crisis-intervention trained," Officer Velez said. "She goes to these mental health issue calls all day and night. She's not a slacker – She's a great, great cop."

Augustin later confessed to the attack on Officer Kidik, and said that the officer “made comments that caused her not to trust her,” according to a police report.

She told detectives that she could not recall what comments the officer had allegedly made, however.

Augustin said that she showed Officer Kidik her identification upon request, and that she then “decided that she wanted to leave,” but that the officer was “standing in her way,” the report read.

During the ensuing struggle, Augustin said she was able to grab a purple “chopping knife” from her kitchen, and said she stabbed the officer twice in the neck, according to the report.

Augustin was treated for lacerations to her right hand, but sustained no other injuries during the attack.

She was charged with assault in the first degree, assault on police, criminal mischief in the third degree, and attempted murder, police said.

Shortly after Officer Kidik awoke on Friday morning, Augustin appeared before Judge Tammy Nguyen at for her arraignment.

As 150 officers waited outside the Superior Court, Nguyen ordered that Augustin be held on $2 million bond.

Chief Rosado said he felt the bond amount was fair, given the circumstances of the attack.

“This is a serious matter, obviously," he told the Hartford Courant. "We cannot afford to have folks who think they can attack ... one of our officers on the street. There is a criminal process and there is due process for her. She will get that."

Comments (23)
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bronx163
bronx163

Community activists and brass need to support the sheepdogs of society.
They are the line between chaos and stable society.

You want a friend buy a dog.

Support your cops not shit and piss on them. That means you Hartford Mayor and brass of hartford pd.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163
Stop with the "sheepdog" shit. 1. I'm not a sheep, and cops definitely don't herd me. 2. Cops are under no obligation to protect me.

bronx163
bronx163

Long time no hear calf...
Lolol

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Baaaaah

rwingjr
rwingjr

I heard about this when it happened and thought it was going to be another story about a dead cop. In fact, I heard the other cop actually drove her to the hospital himself, while trying to control her bleeding at the same time. Knowing how fast a person can bleed out from the jugular, I figured she'd be gone. It's freaking awesome to hear she made it, and I really have to commend the officer who saved her life.

AMumThatParents
AMumThatParents

I'm glad this is one of the happier ending news stories. May she be blessed with long life and good health. Her fellow officers did an amazing job, she was very lucky to have them near enough to help out.
And the maintenance workers were awesome too to pull the attacker off of her like they did, so many wouldn't have helped and others would be been too afraid. May they be blessed as well.

ReserveDepty3431
ReserveDepty3431

I agree with you wholeheartedly. You’re not a sheep and I applaud you for standing up. You’re obviously an prime specimen of jackass. I think you’re just pissed because your birth certificate is an apology letter from the condom company.

John-Brown
John-Brown

Prayers to the officer for a full recovery.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Glad the attacker did not choose to use a gun

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

You're not even that good at being a troll with this iteration of yourself HCD.

JBo
JBo

Burgers Allday...yes! Exactly. The correct word you used was "choose".

gfc1963
gfc1963

Well there's always hope that you don't need them one day and you get killed! Oh the joy!

Eagle101ishere
Eagle101ishere

I wonder how much the public enjoys seeing and hearing people employed in law enforcement bash each other. I always laughed my ass off when I would see an LAPD recruitment billboard proclaiming “Our officers come in one color, blue.” Then on the same advertisement encouraging “Women and minority’s encouraged to apply.” And by having to lower the hiring and training standards have filled the ranks with bodies instead of good candidates. And then that wonderful “circle” continues because those same individuals have to be promoted.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Kudos to the maintenance worker for stepping in and doing the right thing. In today's world, most people would take out their cameras and take pictures to post online.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Det_John_Kimble
I dont hate cops. I hate bad cops and cop worship.

Caprice56
Caprice56

I wouldn’t bother to ask. No good reason for sure.

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

HCD - As I'm fond of saying, "Nobody hates a bad cop more than a good cop." Are you a good cop?

Heezels
Heezels

Eh, the police definitely do “herd” you, whether you like it or not. Like you said, their primary goal isn’t to protect you. It’s to enforce the law. It’s meant to keep you in line with the rest of society.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Old Hawg
thank you for asking, as it seems people tend to forget on a weekly basis that I don't hate all cops.

and no, i'm not a cop and have never been one. but I like your statement. I do wish good cops would speak out more publicly against the bad cops they hate so much though.

witty sayings are good. actions are better.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn You're such a sad excuse for a human being. Here's hoping that you're sucked out of a plane window. Oh, thoughts and prayers.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Shh. Adults are speaking.


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