Sergeant Richard Moore Betters

Sergeant Richard Moore Betters

Portland Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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Richard Moore Betters

Sergeant Richard Betters suffered a fatal heart attack after evacuating residents from a burning building. After the evacuation he remained on scene and assisted with the investigation.

He completed his shift, which involved attending the funeral of a police department employee, before returning home. He suffered a heart attack overnight.

Sergeant Betters had served with the Portland Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Tuesday, January 13, 2009

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Sgt. Betters,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Portland. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 14, 2019

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