News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 5, 2012

Officer who died of heart attack at Carlisle Correctional facility honored

Staff Report
The Tribune-Star

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Correctional Officer Timothy Betts, who in August died of a heart attack while on duty at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility near Carlisle, was honored at the Indiana Department of Correction’s Correctional Training Institute last week.

Betts, of Jasonville, was 51 years old and a 15-year veteran of the IDOC.

Family members, friends and corrections staff gathered last Thursday to remember and honor him.

“We are still grieving, remembering the good times and memories,” Richard Brown, superintendent at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility was quoted as saying in a news release. “He was well-respected, a mentor and a ‘go-to’ person for so many.”

An honor guard from the Pendleton Correctional Facility stood at attention while Betts’ name was ceremoniously added to the IDOC Fallen Heroes Plaque.

The plaque was escorted by the honor guard to the “Reflections of Pride: The History of the Indiana Department of Correction Museum,” where it will remain on display.