Hartford Police Officer Jill Kidik Promoted to Detective

A Hartford police officer who was nearly killed on the job last year has been promoted.

Officer Jill Kidik was promoted to the rank of detective on Sunday.

Last week, Detective Kidik was also awarded the Medal of Valor by the Connecticut Police Chief's Association. It's one of the highest distinctions an officer can receive.

Kidik was stabbed in the neck while responding to a dispute last year. On Thursday, May 17, 2018, she was called to the Spectra Boutique Apartments on Constitution Plaza after getting a report of a landlord and tenant dispute.

After Kidik spoke with an employee about the complaint, police said she went up to the tenant's ninth floor apartment, where she was violently assaulted.

Kidik was stabbed multiple times in her neck and suffered injuries to her jugular vein. She also had a partially severed trachea and injuries to her face and eye, officers said.

She was admitted to Hartford Hospital in critical condition and underwent several surgeries.

Her attacker was immediately arrested and remains jailed in lieu of $2 million bond, according to police.

Kidik is a 13-year veteran of the Hartford Police Department.

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