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Detective Jaime Betancourt | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Detective

Jaime Betancourt

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, March 31, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 3738

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Sentenced to 17 years to life

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Detective Jaime Betancourt was stabbed to death while off-duty when he attempted to stop his girlfriend's crazed ex-boyfriend from entering her house.

When Detective Betancourt's girlfriend refused to let the suspect enter, the suspect pulled a knife and stabbed Detective Betancourt as he tried to arrest the suspect. The suspect fled but was later apprehended in Miami, Florida, and charged with murder. He was sentenced to 17 years to life in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 2022.

The New York City Police Department considered Detective Betancourt to be acting in the line of duty when he was murdered.

Detective Betancourt had served with the New York City Police Department for 9 years.

He is survived by his four year-old son.

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My prayers be with your family (especially your young son). Many thanks for your service to our country. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian
March 31, 2016

 

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