Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # 4562
Offender: Struck and killed
Officer Christopher Betts was struck by several vehicles and killed while he and another officer struggled with a suspect on the side of I-285 at 0100 hours.
The officers had gone to that location to investigate a suspicious person. While talking with the man, a struggle ensued and it spilled into the travel lane. Both officers and the suspect were struck by three vehicles. Officer Betts and the suspect were killed, and the second officer was critically injured and flown to a local hospital. One of the three vehicles that struck the men fled the scene.
Officer Betts had been a member of the East Point Police Department for two years, and is survived by his wife, 7-week-old son, parents, two brothers, and two sisters.