DES MOINES, IOWA (October 15, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement today in response to the Iowa State Patrol Trooper involved in a serious crash:  

“Kevin and I extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Iowa State Patrol Trooper Ted Benda as well as his family, friends, and law-enforcement partners,” said Gov Reynolds. “I pray for the dedicated medical team providing him care and treatment for the critical injuries he sustained in a crash last night while responding to a call and pray for a full recovery. This unfortunate incident reminds us all of the dedication and sacrifice our law enforcement officers make to keep us safe.”

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