Detective Jaime Betancourt

Detective Jaime Betancourt

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, March 31, 2002

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Jaime Betancourt

Detective Jaime Betancourt was stabbed to death while off-duty when he attempted to stop his girlfriend's crazed ex-boyfriend from entering her house.

When Detective Betancourt's girlfriend refused to let the suspect enter, the suspect pulled a knife and stabbed Detective Betancourt as he tried to arrest the suspect. The suspect fled but was later apprehended in Miami, Florida, and charged with murder. He was sentenced to 17 years to life in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 2022.

The New York City Police Department considered Detective Betancourt to be acting in the line of duty when he was murdered.

Detective Betancourt had served with the New York City Police Department for 9 years.

He is survived by his four year-old son.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 3738

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to 17 years to life

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Such a great person and a excellent cop. Very approachable with a humble and sincere smile. You’ll never be forgotten. NYPD 11 all time greats. Rest easy my brother in blue

Detective Nelson Martinez ( Retired )
Co Workers NYPD Transit TD11 Bronx NY

October 3, 2020

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