Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 9/1/2016
Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank
Offender: Charged with murder
Correctional Officer Kenneth Bettis succumbed to stab wounds sustained on September 1st, 2016, when he was attacked by an inmate at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama.
The inmate attacked and stabbed Officer Bettis in retaliation for being denied an extra food tray during the prison's lunch service.
Officer Bettis was flown to the University of South Alabama Hospital where he remained until succumbing to the stab wounds.
The inmate, who had been serving a 20 year sentence for robbery, was charged with murder of Officer Bettis' death.
Officer Bettis was a combat veteran of the Alabama Army National Guard.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Commissioner Jefferson S. Dunn
Alabama Department of Corrections
301 S. Ripley Street
PO Box 301501
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: (334) 353-3883