Official CBS.com Survivor: Samoa bio
page excerpts (8/27/09):
"Betsy Bolan dreamed of being a cop her entire life and at
age 47 finally turned that dream into a reality. Her friends
and family still cannot believe this mother of four is an
officer of the law. Even though she is nicknamed
“Officer Friendly,” Betsy isn’t naïve
and knows that “nice people can be snakes.” She
feels her skills as a cop will help her stand up to the
possible jerks and alpha-males she could run into during Survivor.
Betsy is happily married with two boys and two girls
ranging in age from 8 to 16, but her world almost came apart
when her husband was diagnosed with stage-four prostate
cancer. Now with his cancer in remission, “all is
good” on the home front, but Betsy says the money
would mean a lot to her family since her husband does not
have health insurance.
After going through a wild time in her youth, this former
hippie has now been clean and sober for 21 years.
Betsy’s overcome a number of obstacles in her life and
is ready to tackle the next one, especially, now that she
has become the person “she’s always dreamed of
Currently, Betsy resides in Campton, N.H. Her birth date is