Please keep the family and co-workers in your prayers, as we have lost another member in our family too soon.The men and women of the Iowa State Patrol and Department of Public Safety are heartbroken to announce the loss of one of our own, Trooper Ted Benda ISP #313. Trooper Benda, 37, was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Thursday, October 14th while in route to assist the Clayton County Sheriff's Office with a wanted suspect. He succumbed to his injuries today, October 20, 2021.
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.
We are half way through the month of October. If you want any Pink Patches, now is the time to get them. All money goes back to programs in the State of Iowa.Iowa State Patrol Pink Patches are now available on the ISTA Website www.iowatroopers.com/store.html You can also purchase these patches in person at the following District Offices across the state: Post 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, & 13. They will be available at all District Offices very soon!
Please support your Iowa Troopers and their fight against Breast Cancer! Each patch is $10 and the Proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa Pink Patch Project #pinkpatchproject ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for your support.Day 9: I wish I had more pictures, but I don't think to snap them in the moment.
Today's post is dedicated to our officers in Brown: The Iowa State Patrol. Morning shift, night shift, first week, second week- we have friends in all shifts. I have heard more of the history as to why Betties has a special relationship with these men and women. It goes back way before my time. Growing up, I remember my Poppo saying, "They serve us, we serve them." But it's more than that. It's a friendship that has been passed down both on their end and ours. Retired troopers come back to say hello and give hugs. Troopers bring their family by when off duty. I have met new State Troopers this year that only know the stand as Karen's hot dogs. :) It's really something special.
Betties crew has always been watched over and probably always will. A hot dog and some soda doesn't seem like much, but hopefully the men and women in brown know how much we appreciate them and all they do.
Thank you Iowa State Patrol for your service. Stay safe out there! ...And if you're hungry, you know where to find us.🌭 ... See MoreSee Less
Timeline PhotosWE'RE HIRING CERTIFIED OFFICERS Get ready to advance your law enforcement career with us as a Trooper 1, Trooper 2, Special Agent 2 or Fire Inspector. We're opening apps for our short 10-week 46th Certified Academy Friday, Aug. 6. When you join our team, your experience pays more starting DAY ONE. Watch for applications on our website tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less