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Officer Christopher Robert Betts | East Point Police Department, Georgia East Point Police Department, Georgia


Christopher Robert Betts

East Point Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Sunday, December 22, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 4562

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Struck and killed

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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.

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