Megan Betts was a strong voice, a talented trumpet player and a joy to work with.

The life of this 22-year-old, cut short Sunday morning with so many others.


Bridget Fogle knew Megan while the two attended Bellbrook high school. Fogel declined to speak on camera, but in a Facebook message said, “she was so light-hearted and cared about everyone.”

Fogle says she was a senior when Megan was a freshman, and the two played trumpet together in the marching band.


Fogle wrote, “Deep down inside I always thought I wished I could be like her. I wanted to love people unconditionally like she did. No matter how bad the world got, she always found the positive in it.”


After Bellbrook, Megan attended Wright State University.

She was an Earth and Environmental Sciences major and also sang in the university chorus.

In an email, conductor Dr. James Tipps said Megan had a good strong voice and loved singing the low notes.

“Megan was kind and thoughtful. She was funny, quick to laugh, and spoke the language of mild sarcasm fluently, but I never heard her try to hurt another person with her humor,” he said.


The Betts’ family released a statement Tuesday night thanking first responders and law enforcement.

They also ask for privacy during this time.