Alabama Correctional Officer and decorated veteran Kenneth Bettis was killed on duty while working at Holman prison in 2016, when he was stabbed by an inmate.
Bettis had been employee at the prison since 2009. He had also served active duty in Iraq with the Alabama Army National Guard. He received the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Service Star.
To ensure Bettis’ memory lives on, a portion of Alabama Highway 21 was designated as the “Alabama Correctional Officer Kenneth Bettis Memorial Highway” on Monday.
The ceremony included the presentation of a joint resolution by state Rep. Alan Baker and wrapped-up with the presentation of the highway sign that bears Officer Bettis’ name.
Bettis, 44, was married and a father of three.
Watch the dedication ceremony below: