Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Correctional Officer Kenneth Levella Bettis | Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama

Correctional Officer

Kenneth Levella Bettis

Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama

End of Watch: Friday, September 16, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 9/1/2016

Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank

Offender: Charged with murder

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

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.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 200 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

For daring to do the work that others fear or can not do, we thank all officers for their dedicated service.
The greatest thing we have in common with our Savior Jesus Christ is that we are willing to die for you (the public). Rest in peace brother.

Capt. Frederick Conner
Monroe County Sheriffs Office
December 19, 2016


Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
All 2017 Deaths