Iowa State Trooper Hurt In Northeast Iowa Crash Dies


(Undated) -- An Iowa State Trooper, hurt in a northeast Iowa crash has died. The Patrol says Trooper Ted Benda was involved in a single-vehicle crash 11:30 p.m. October 14th, on Highway 51 while responding to help the Clayton County Sheriff's Office with a wanted suspect. The Iowa State Patrol says Trooper Bended died today (Wednesday).

Statement from the Iowa state Patrol:

Trooper Benda joined the DCI in 2005, assigned to the Special Enforcement Operations Bureau in Marquette. He transferred to the State Patrol in 2016, assigned to District 8 in Mason City and most recently working out of the District 10 office in Oelwein. He is not only a valuable part of the Department of Public Safety, but he was more importantly a loving husband, father, son, and brother. Trooper Benda leaves behind his wife, Holly, and their four young children along with many family, friends, and colleagues. 

Please keep the Benda family in your thoughts and prayers as they face this unimaginable loss. 

Rest in Peace, Trooper Benda...we have your 6 from here.


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