I was sad to hear and read about the passing of O'Fallon Police Chief John Betten. John served my city for 18 years with distinction. I had the joy and pleasure to observe John develop and grow into an outstanding police officer.
John was special -- a professional law man, a good communicator, humorous, loyal to his community, loved his family, a public servant, a good cop.
We shall all miss Chief John and we will remember how he touched our lives.
George A. Lanxon