Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Kenneth Levella Bettis

Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, September 16, 2016

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Kenneth Levella Bettis

As the wife of a corrections officer and a retired USAF Security Forces member, this hits very close to home. I pray for the family and friends of this man, he was a hero. God Bless you Sir, and may you find peace now. God Bless your family and you will not be forgotten.

Elaine L. Bowman, MSgt, Retired
United States Air Forces

September 25, 2016



September 25, 2016

This man died serving his community and his country. In honor of this man I shall stay vigilant even while serving Inmates their trays. I pray for your family and thank you for your service.

Sheriff Deputy

September 24, 2016

Rest in Peace Officer Bettis. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, co-workers, and friends.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

September 24, 2016

We are so saddened by the news of Officer Bettis's passing. He served his Nation and State so faithfully. May the amazing Grace of God himself be the strength for all who knew and loved him.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office

September 23, 2016

My deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Bettis. Corrections is a dangerous career; it takes a special kind of person to be successful at it. I pray that the family finds peace in the difficult days, months and years to come.

Allie W Wife of Corrections Officer Supp

September 23, 2016

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Alabama Department of Corrections.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc.

September 23, 2016

Prayer for Officer Bettis's family! May God bless you all ! Rest in Peace Sir !

Lafayette County AR. Sheriff's Office

September 22, 2016

May God Rest Your Soul, Brother!!

Officer Mohamad #982
Godley Police Dept. Godley, Texas

September 22, 2016

On behalf of Session 61 and the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy NY, our thoughts and prayers are with your department and family.

We thank you for your service, rest in peace.

Session 61
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

September 22, 2016

Rest in peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.


September 22, 2016

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over five years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

September 21, 2016

Rest in peace Brother Kenneth.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

September 21, 2016

R.I.P. BROTHER Bettis!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

September 21, 2016

It is with a sad heart that I send to the family and friends of Correctional Officer Kenneth Bettis my heart felt condolences. Although I did not know you we both shared a common bond. We both have served our country and our communities as a Correctional Officer with the Alabama Department of Corrections. You are my brother and for that you will be missed. May the Lord bless you and your family.

Wendell McCray
Alabama Department of Correction

September 21, 2016

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service to our country and the state of Alabama. My deepest condolences to the family of CO Bettis and the Alabama department of Corrections.

N. Ramirez
California Department Of Corrections & Rehabilitation

September 21, 2016

Rest in Peace.


September 21, 2016

I served with Bettis for several years in the Alabama National Guard. He is a great person and NCO. Bettis was respected by everyone. Thank you for all that you did.

Chief Jett
Alabama Naional Guard

September 20, 2016

RIP Brother

CTO Jeffrey Reasoner
Michigan Dept. Of Corrections Honor Guard

September 20, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

September 20, 2016

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Correctional Officer Kenneth Bettis and to his brothers and sisters with the Alabama Department of Corrections. So sad to see a man who has not only served his community but has also served his country taken by a worthless coward. RIP brother.

Chief Deputy Steve Bennett
Iowa County (WI) Sheriff's Office

September 20, 2016

Thank you for your service and dedication. Rest in peace brother.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

September 20, 2016

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Sergeant E. Kemmer #142
Nevada Highway Patrol

September 20, 2016

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you Officer Bettis for your 7 years of service.

Detective Sergeant David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Kansas

September 20, 2016

RIP Sir. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

September 20, 2016

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