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 was deported in 2020.

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 nine 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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will always honor and remember Officer Betancourt s service and sacrifice


February 17, 2024

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