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- Sep. 16, 2016 -
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Alabama Dept. of Corrections Patch
Resided: Monroeville AL, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Sep. 16, 2016
Race/Sex: Black Male / 44 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Alabama Dept. of Corrections
301 South Ripley St.  
Montgomery, AL   36104   USA
(334)353-3883
County: Montgomery
Dept. Type: State/Corrections
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Knife
Weapon Class: Shank
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 7 years
Bio: Officer Bettis was a combat veteran of the Alabama Army National Guard. He served on active duty in Iraq with the Alabama Army National Guard. He has received the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Service Star.

Survived by:
Wife
and three children

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: Cleveland Cunningham :: Black / Male
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Location:   Atmore, AL   USA   Thu. Sep. 01, 2016
Summary: 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 in Officer Bettis' death.

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