Correctional Officer
Timothy Allen 'Tim' Betts
Indiana Department of Correction
Sunday, August 26, 2012

Age: 51
Served: 15 years
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 2E, Line 28

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Date/Time of Incident:
Sunday, August 26, 2012
02:10 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
6908 South Old U.S. 41, Carlisle
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
No charges filed
Burial Location:
Lebanon Cemetery, Midland

   Correctional Officer Timothy Betts suffered a fatal heart attack while escorting an unruly inmate to the segregation unit at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility near Carlisle.

   As he and four other officers moved the inmate, Correctional Officer Betts suddenly collapsed. The other officers immediately began cardiopulmonary resuscitation and used an automated external defibrillator until an ambulance arrived. He was transported to Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan where he passed away a short time later.

   The 21-year-old male inmate was serving a 12-year sentence for carjacking, robbery and illegal possession of a handgun.

   Correctional Officer Betts was survived by his wife, son, two daughters, two grandchildren, brother, four sisters and parents.

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