Law enforcement officers send messages of support to Hartford PD

Lester Mason
May 18, 2018

A CT police officer is fighting for her life after she was stabbed in the throat while investigating a disturbance Thursday morning, officials said.

Dr. Kenneth Robinson from Hartford Hospital says that he has confidence in his staff and that the officer is in the best of hands.

According to Hartford Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley, the female officer was called to an apartment on Constitution Boulevard to help with an eviction notice.

"We are relieved to report that the Hartford Police Officer injured this morning has come out of surgery and has been transferred to the intensive care unit for recovery", said Mayor Bronin in a statement. The officer was trying to handcuff the woman before she began to stab the officer.

The Courant reported workers intervened after they saw the suspect hold the officer in a headlock and stab her.

The suspect, identified by police as Chevoughn Augustin, has been charged with attempted murder, assault on a police officiers and third-degree criminal mischief.

Authorities haven't released the names of the officer and suspect.

The suspect, who is in custody, is described as a 39-year-old woman.

Foley told ABC News the two civilians were maintenance workers who had heard the struggle. She reportedly suffered several serious stab wounds. "A tough day. We'll get through it", Rosado said.

A Hartford, Connecticut, police officer is in surgery after suffering from stab wounds while responding to a call Thursday.

Officials are not releasing the identity of the officer, who remains in critical condition.

Bronin also asked that the privacy of the officer and her family be respected.

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy also tweeted saying, "Our prayers are with the HPD officer who was injured in the line of duty this morning".

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