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Hartford police identify officer who was stabbed and critically injured

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HARTFORD -- A woman accused of critically injuring a veteran Hartford police officer by stabbing her in the neck several times has been ordered held on $2 million bail on attempted murder and other charges.

Chevoughn Augustin was arraigned Friday in Hartford Superior Court, where dozens of officers gathered outside to show their support for Officer Jill Kidik.

Chevoughn Augustin

Kidik is a 12-year veteran of the force who was once honored for saving a baby's life. She is in stable, but critical, condition at Hartford Hospital after hours of surgery.

Police said Kidik responded Thursday to an apartment tenant disturbance where Augustin stabbed her repeatedly.

Hartford police on Friday released audio dispatch recordings of the incident:

The 39-year-old Augustin's case is set to return to court on June 5.

Her public defender argued for lower bail during Friday's brief court appearance.

Read the arrest report here.

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