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Correctional Officer Timothy A. Betts | Indiana Department of Correction, Indiana Indiana Department of Correction, Indiana

Correctional Officer

Timothy A. Betts

Indiana Department of Correction, Indiana

End of Watch: Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 8/26/2012

Weapon: Person

Suspect: In custody

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Correctional Officer Tim Betts suffered a fatal heart attack while escorting an unruly inmate to the segregation unit at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.

He suddenly collapsed as he and other officers moved the inmate. The other officers immediately began CPR and used an automated external defibrillator until an ambulance arrived. Officer Betts was transported to Sullivan County Community Hospital where he passed away a short time later.

Officer Betts had served with the Indiana Department of Correction for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren.

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I can't believe it's been almost two years already. Seems just like yesterday, a day we will never forget. A day does not go by that I don't think about you. I love and miss you so much!!

Ashley Betts
Daughter
August 24, 2014

 

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