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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

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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.

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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

 

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