Correctional Officer Kenneth BettisRest in Peace Bro…We Got The Watch
Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama
End of Watch: Friday, September 16, 2016
Tour: 7 years
Incident Date: 9/1/2016
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 of Officer Bettis' death.
Officer Bettis was a combat veteran of the Alabama Army National Guard.
Nemo me impune lacessit
Day is done, Gone the sun, From the lake, From the hills, From the sky. All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh.