Line of Duty Death Officer Timothy Betts
Indiana Department of Correction, Indiana
End of Watch: Sunday, August 26, 2012
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 15 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Heart attack
Incident Date: 8/26/2012
Suspect: In custody
Correctional Officer Tim Betts suffered a fatal heart attack while escorting an unruly inmate to the segregation unit at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.
He suddenly collapsed as he and other officers moved the inmate. The other officers immediately began CPR and used an automated external defibrillator until an ambulance arrived. Officer Betts was transported to Sullivan County Community Hospital where he passed away a short time later.
Officer Betts had served with the Indiana Department of Correction for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Commissioner Bruce Lemmon
Indiana Department of Correction
302 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 232-5780