“It was a call for service that shouldn’t have taken more than 5 minutes out of my life. The attack nearly cost me my life and has left me forever changed.” Profiles In Courage – She Was Stabbed Many Times In An Unexpected Attack And Her Throat Was Slit – Police Officer Jill Kidik in this episode of the Law Enforcement Today Radio Show and Podcast.

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(Photo from Jill Kidik.)

(Photo from Jill Kidik.)

Hartford Police Officer Jill Kidik was stabbed multiple times, her throat and trachea were slit and one of her tear ducts was ripped out during a sudden and totally unexpected assault. It was a routine call for service that left her in a fight for her life. She talks about the attack, her near death experience, the physical and emotional recovery and her valiant efforts to try to return to serve the citizens.

Police Officer Kidik was investigating a tenant landlord dispute. At some point the suspect launched an unprovoked attack. As Officer Kidik attempted to break free she was knocked to the floor. The suspect grabbed a large kitchen knife, placed Officer Kidik in a choke hold and began stabbing her in the neck. Officer Jill Kidik managed to get a quick radio message for help. Be sure to listen to the police audio in this episode of the Law Enforcement Today Radio Show and Podcast.

“I knew I was fighting for my life,” Kidik said in an interview with Fox 61. “I had been stabbed multiple times in the neck, my shoulder, my hands.”

(Photo from Jill Kidik.)

(Photo from Jill Kidik.)

Maintenance workers heard the attack and pulled the suspect off of Officer Kidik, saving her life. A continued attack would have certainly killed her.

According to Patch.com, in the past Officer Jill Kidik received the Meritorious Service Award from the Police Commissioners Association of Connecticut in 2016 for a December 2015 call where she saved a choking child by administering the Heimlich maneuver.

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(Photos from Jill Kidik, compiled by LET staff.)

(Photos from Jill Kidik, compiled by LET staff.)

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