DES MOINES, IOWA — The Iowa Department of Public Safety is confirming that a State Trooper has died after suffering serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash last week. Trooper Ted Benda was in route to assist a Clayton County Sheriff’s Deputy when he crashed last Thursday. He died from his injuries today.
The DPS says Benda joined the Iowa Division of Criminal investigation in 2005. He became a State Trooper in 2016 and worked out of the Mason City and then Oelwelin offices. He is survived by his wife, Holly, and their four children.