Hartford police officer expected to recover from stab wounds

In this 2015 photo provided by the Hartford Police Department,  Hartford police Officer Jill Kidik attends a ceremony in Hartford, Conn.,  where she was honored for saving a 1-year-old boy’s life the previous fall. Police have charged Chevoughn Augustin with attempted murder in the stabbing Kidik on Thursday, May 17, 2018. The officer underwent hours of surgery after Thursday’s attack and is in stable, but critical, condition at Hartford Hospital. (Hartford Police Department via AP)
In this 2015 photo provided by the Hartford Police Department, Hartford police Officer Jill Kidik attends a ceremony in Hartford, Conn., where she was honored for saving a 1-year-old boy’s life the previous fall. Police have charged Chevoughn Augustin with attempted murder in the stabbing Kidik on Thursday, May 17, 2018. The officer underwent hours of surgery after Thursday’s attack and is in stable, but critical, condition at Hartford Hospital. (Hartford Police Department via AP)

HARTFORD (AP) — A Hartford police officer is expected to make a full recovery from stabbing injuries sustained when she responded to a tenant-landlord dispute.

The Hartford Courant reports Officer Jill Kidik is expected to survive. Hartford Deputy Chief Brian Foley made the announcement Sunday.

Kidik was stabbed multiple times Thursday when Chevoughn Augustin allegedly knocked her to the ground, and stabbed her with a large ceramic kitchen knife in the neck while placing her in a choke hold. Two nearby maintenance workers disarmed Augustin. She is being held on $2 million bail on an attempted murder charge.

In a Friday court appearance, Augustin's public defender Victoria Pells said that Augustin is a community volunteer and helps people with their taxes.

Kidik was trying to handcuff the woman before the stabbing.

 

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